Dave Ross

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dave Ross
Dave Ross.JPG
Mayor of Superior, Wisconsin
Former officeholder
In office
2003 – 2010
PartyRepublican
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Dave Ross was the Republican Mayor of Superior, Wisconsin from 2003-2010. He unsuccessfully ran for lieutenant governor in 2010.[1][2]
BallotpediaAvatar bigger (transparent background).png
The information about this individual is current as of when his or her last campaign ended. See anything that needs updating? Send a correction to our editors

Biography

Ross is member of the Wisconsin Development Association, was a past director of the Wisconsin League of Municipalities. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce, Superior Business Improvement District, Superior-Douglas County Development Association, Great Ships Initiative and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Mayors Initiative.

Political career

Mayor of Superior, Wisconsin (2003-2010)

Ross was a small businessman in Superior prior to his election as Mayor when he was elected with 58% of the vote in an area that has been traditionally Democrat. Ross ran on the Republican ticket and was re-elected in 2007 with 62% of the vote. Ross ran as a strong fiscal conservative. His accomplishments as Mayor include containing taxes while eliminating $3.5 million in structural costs for the city, instituting a plan to eliminate 28 million in general obligation debt, and reversing negative cash flow in the city's golf course, landfill and health fund accounts. During his term of office Superior's growth has been rated as second highest in the state.[3]

Elections

2010

See also: Wisconsin lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

Ross unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination for Wisconsin lieutenant governor in 2010. He came in third in the September 14, 2010,primary.

Issues

Ross ran for Mayor as a fiscal conservative, promising smaller, more efficient and cost effective government.

Taxes and spending

Government should be limited. It needs to promote public safety,education, courts and roads, but the Wisconsin state government has had unprecedented growth in budget, taxes, and fees that is stifling growth and raising debt.

Economy and growth

Open the door to job growth by creating an investor friendly environment.

Right to keep and bear arms

Supports the conceal and carry law.

Family values

Supports pro life and marriage between one man and one woman.

Education

Supports choice in education including vouchers, homeschooling, virtual schools, charter schools and strong public education. [4]

Campaign donors

As of February 2010, Ross reported $34,153 raised and $22,832 cash on hand.[5][6]

Personal

Ross was born in Superior, March 9th, 1952. He grew up in a small business family and ran his own upholstery business in Superior for twenty years. He and his wife, Lynn have four daughters and ten grandchildren.

See also

External links

References