State Representative
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Rick
Ross

Democrat

Occupation: Farm Business Owner Ross Vineyards

Occupational Background: Raised in Umatilla County and farmed. Natural resource manager with the U.S. Forest Service. Resource Budget Analyst, Forest Service Headquarters, Washington D.C.; Deputy Forest Supervisor; Director of Ecology, Range and Watershed; Executive Director of the Oregon Rural Development Council, 1990-1992.

Educational Background: MS Colorado State University; BS Washington State University; Oregon State University; Weston High School.

Prior Governmental Experience: Gresham Parks and Recreation Committee, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.

Community Service:
Boy Scouts of America Forest Management Committee
Board of Directors, Friends of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
Rotary Club of Sherwood, Oregon

Affiliations:
Sherwood and Wilsonville Chambers of Commerce

Rick Ross for an Effective Legislature through Leadership and Experience
I seek this position, because for too long party politics have controlled this district. We need to start doing what is right for Oregonians. I can serve as a leader for Oregonians and will not be a follower of party politics. I can better serve the people of House District 26 and Oregon. I believe my successes in forming a family, in government service, and in establishing a small farm business will make me a valuable addition to the legislature.

Family: Husband to Bonnie for 44 years; Father to four married daughters; Grandfather to 10 grandchildren.

Enthusiastic Bi-partisan Support Comes From:
Democrat
Alan Chavez, President Chavez Lumber Inc.; Patricia Oliphant, Oliphant Orchard; Bill Beran-President, Beran Vineyards, Inc.; Mike Hiland, Sherwood resident; Jean Loff, Charbonneau resident

Republican
Marj Vuylsteke, Founder, Oak Knoll Winery; Bob Lindsay, Retired Forester, Crown Zellerbach Corp.; Mark Cottle, Mayor, City of Sherwood; Peggy Stevens Former Sherwood School Board Member; John Ludlow, Former Mayor of Wilsonville; Doris A. Wehler, Past President Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce

503-625-1018
rickrosshd26@earthlink.net            www.rickrosshd26.org

(This information furnished by Friends of Rick Ross.)