George Ross

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George Ross
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Bristol District
Former Member
In office
2011 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionRestaurant Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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George Ross is a former Republican member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Second Bristol District from 2011 to 2013.

Ross is an army veteran and owner of Murray's Restaruant in Attleboro, MA.

Issues

Campaign themes

Ross' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Taxes

  • Excerpt:"The people of the commonwealth have already spoken, lower our taxes. The legislature must rollback the sales and income tax to lower the burden on working families."

Jobs and Economic Growth

  • Excerpt:"I believe the best way to stimulate our sluggish economy and increase jobs are to take another look at our present regulations."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt:"I support health care changes that are realistic and make health plans accessible to all."

Illegal Immigration

  • Excerpt:"The thought that we should extend instate college tuition to illegal immigrants is ridiculous. I will oppose this and any other “benefit” that might be proposed for illegals."

Restoring Trust in Government

  • Excerpt:"I will continue to support measures to improve ethics and transparency in state government. I am proud to say that I have voted for every measure to make our government open and accessible to all."

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ross ran re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Bristol District. Ross was unopposed in the September 6 Republican primary and was defeated by Paul Heroux (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Bristol District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Heroux 58.2% 9,738
     Republican George Ross Incumbent 41.8% 6,992
Total Votes 16,730

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ross won election to the Second Bristol seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Bill Bowles (D) and James Connolly (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Second Bristol District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Bill Bowles (D) 5,126
Green check mark transparent.png George Ross (R) 5,630
James Connolly (I) 827

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Ross raised $22,766 in contributions.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Ross, George T $4,000
Republican State Cmte $2,737
Attleboro Republican Central Cmte $1,100
Massachusetts Independent Pac For Working Families $1,000

Personal

Ross and his wife Jeanne have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Bowles
Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Bristol District
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Paul Heroux (D)