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Charles Ross
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Washington House of Representatives District 14b
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Floor Leader, Washington State House of Representatives
2011 - Present
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Town of Naches
1999 - 2006
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service4
Personal
ProfessionFuneral Director
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Charles Ross is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He is currently Minority Floor Leader. Ross did not seek re-election in 2014.

Ross was a potential 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Washington.[1] He announced his decision not to run for the seat on February 24, 2014.[2]

Biography

Ross earned degrees from the Yakima Valley Community College and Mount Hood Community College. Ross is a former town council member and mayor. In 2008, he was honored as Legislator of the Year from the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs. Ross is a funeral director. He is a Persian Gulf War Navy veteran.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ross served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Health Care and Wellness
Public Safety

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ross served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ross served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Washington's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Ross was a potential candidate in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 4th District.[1]

He announced his decision not to run for the seat on February 24, 2014.[4]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ross won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 14b. Ross was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Mathew K.M. Tomaskin (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 14b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Ross Incumbent 65.6% 33,676
     Democratic Mathew Tomaskin 34.4% 17,669
Total Votes 51,345

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Charles Ross was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 14. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary and the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Ross (R) 18,784 100%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Charles Ross won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 14 receiving 71.19% of the vote (31,175 votes), defeating Democrat Christopher Ramirez who received 28.81% of the vote (12,618 votes).

Washington House of Representatives, District 14(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Ross (R) 31,175 71.19%
Christopher Ramirez (D) 12,618 28.81%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[7] Comprehensive donor information for Ross is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Ross raised a total of $299,245 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[8]

Charles Ross's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 14 Won $82,402
2010 Washington State House, District 14 Won $75,720
2008 Washington State House, District 14 Won $69,533
2006 Washington State House, District 14 Won $71,590
Grand Total Raised $299,245

2012

Ross won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ross raised a total of $82,402.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Ross's campaign in 2012
Delta Dental$2,800
Puget Sound Pilots$1,800
Youngs Market Co$1,800
National Rifle Association$1,800
Washington State Medical Association$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$82,402
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Ross was up for re-election, he collected $75,720 in donations.[9]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Ross's campaign in 2010
Washington State Hospital Association$1,600
Delta Dental$1,600
Washington Health Care Association$1,600
Washington State Dental Association$1,600
Washington Credit Union League$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $75,720

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Charles Ross' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington Restaurant Association $1,600
Washington State Dental Association $1,600
Washington Health Care Association $1,600
Wal-Mart $1,600
Green Diamond Resource Co $1,500

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Washington

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes for or against CCF's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "small business interests."
Legislators are scored on their stances on pro-choice issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on their "work to support and advance the UW and higher education."
Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

2012

In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on 25 bills identified as WCAN to have "the most direct

impact on racial equity."

Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WCU's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[12] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[12] Ross missed 2 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[13]

2012

Ross proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $72.6 million, tied for the 61st highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[14] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Ross voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Charles Ross
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y N N Y

Personal

Ross and his wife CarriAnn live in Naches with their two young boys.

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Washington House of Representatives District 14
2007–present
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