Peter A. Ross

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Peter A. Ross
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Shadow Senator
Candidate 2012
ProfessionLandlord, Businessman
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Peter A. Ross (born 1947) is a Washington, DC-area businessman, landlord and repeat candidate for local office. He is a DC rental property landlord and president of Spectrum, LTD a furniture manufacturing company operating out of Jessup, MD.[1]

In addition to running for local office with largely self-financed campaigns, Ross has been a frequent contributor to local D.C. political candidates. The campaign disclosures forms list his occupation as "independent consultant" or as employed by the "Foxhall Community Citizens Association" - an organization for which Ross is an unpaid volunteer at-large board member and donor.[2][3][4]

2012 election

In 2012, Ross is running for Shadow Senator in the District of Columbia.

Legal Issues

As part of his 2012 campaign for Shadow Senator in the District of Columbia, Ross was arrested for civil disobedience at a voting rights protest. Other protestors were given probation while Ross was sentenced to one day of jail time for blocking traffic. Ross had personally requested he be sentenced to the maximum 90 days for his crime in what some characterized as a political and publicity ploy.[5]

In 2007 he paid fines and served 90 days for tax evasion. The U.S. Department of Justice found Ross guilty on federal tax charge for filing false returns and failing to pay more than $200,000 in employment taxes associated with his furniture business Spectrum, Ltd.[6] He addressed this conviction in his 2012 campaign noting to the Washington Post that he had "learned his lesson about past bad judgment."[7]