Lisa Phifer Ross

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Lisa Phifer Ross
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Former candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 49b
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama
Master'sWestern Governors University
Campaign website
Lisa Phifer Ross was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 49b of the Washington House of Representatives.[1]

Ross was a candidate for the Position 3 seat on the Vancouver Board of Directors in Washington. She was defeated by incumbent Kathy Gillespie in the November 5, 2013, general election.


Ross earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Alabama and a B.S. in Accounting from Western Governors University. She later earned a M.B.A. from Western Governors University in 2013. Ross has been a ballot recount supervisor with Fair and Honest Elections as well as a delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. She is currently an accountant and interim controller with Columbia River Mental Health Services.[2]



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent James Moeller (D) and Lisa Phifer Ross (R) defeated Carolyn Crain (R) in the primary. Moeller defeated Ross in the general election.[1][3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 49b Top Two Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Moeller Incumbent 55% 11,381
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Ross 26.8% 5,540
     Republican Carolyn Crain 18.3% 3,783
Total Votes 20,704


See also: Vancouver School District elections (2013)


Ross sought election to the board against incumbent Kathy Gillespie in the November 5, 2013, general election.


Vancouver Board of Directors, Position 3, Four-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Gillespie Incumbent 53% 11,974
     Nonpartisan Lisa Phifer Ross 47% 10,622
Total Votes 22,596
Source: Clark County Auditor's Office, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 26, 2013


Ross reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[5]

Campaign themes


Ross provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Clark County:[6]

"I am a product of public schools, and both of my daughters attended Vancouver public schools. I have a CPA and an M.B.A., and I would like to bring my business and financial sense to help improve the school district.

I believe that we should focus on the classroom, insuring that additional funds are used at that level instead of additional layers of administration.

I believe that principals should have more control over their budgets and personnel.

I believe that the financial information provided by the school board should be more transparent and understandable."

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What was at stake?

Incumbent Mark Stoker won re-election to the Position 2 seat without opposition. Kathy Gillespie ran successfully for a second term on the board against Ross.

About the district

See also: Vancouver Public Schools, Washington
Vancouver Public Schools is located in Clark County, Washington
Vancouver is the county seat of Clark County, which is situated along the Columbia River in southwestern Washington. Vancouver's population was 161,791 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[7]


Vancouver lags behind the rest of Washington based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Vancouver was $50,387 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 15.5% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (23.5%) was lower than the state average (31.4%).[7]

Racial Demographics, 2012[7]
Race Vancouver (%) Washington (%)
White 80.9 77.3
Black or African American 2.9 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 1.5
Asian 5.0 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.0 0.6
Two or More Races 4.8 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 10.4 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[8]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 57.1 42.1
2008 51.9 46.8
2004 46.7 52.0
2000 45.6 49.6

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[9]



In 2014, Ross's endorsements included the following:[10]

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