Richard Ross (Massachusetts)
|Massachusetts State Senate, Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex|
|2010 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||5|
|Assistant Minority Leader, Massachusetts Senate|
|2015 - present|
|Minority Whip, Massachusetts Senate|
|2010 - 2014|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|2005 - 2010|
|Wrentham Board of Selectmen|
|1999 - 2003|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Recent news
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Ross served on the Public School Building Committee from 2000 to 2003, and the Wrentham Board of Selectmen from 1999 to 2003.
Ross' professional experience includes working as the Director of the Community at Pond Meadow, Pond Home, and Wrentham Cooperative Bank; and Burial Agent for the Board of Health from 1981 to 2004.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Ross served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Ways and Means|
|• Higher Education Joint|
|• Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint|
|• Public Safety and Homeland Security Joint|
|• Judiciary Joint|
|• Public Health Joint|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ross served on the following committees:
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ross served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ross served on these committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Joint|
|• Elder Affairs Joint|
|• Global Warming and Climate Change|
|• Post Audit and Oversight|
|• Education Joint|
Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Dylan Hayre defeated Sara Lynn Reynolds in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Richard Ross was unopposed in the Republican primary.
|Massachusetts State Senate, Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Sara Lynn Reynolds||48.5%||4,434|
Ross won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District. Ross was unopposed in the September 6 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
Ross won re-election to the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District seat in 2010. He had no opposition. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Massachusetts State Senate - Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District|
|Richard Ross (R)||48,824|
2010 special election
|Massachusetts State Senate - Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex|
|Richard Ross (R)||15,902|
|Peter B. Smulowitz (D)||9,823|
On November 4, 2008, Ross won re-election in the Ninth Norfolk district of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In this election he raised $60,150-; of that total $51,900 (86.3%) was from in state contributions and $8,250 (13.7%) was from out of state contributions.
|Massachusetts State House - Ninth Norfolk district|
|Richard Ross (R)||12,688|
In 2010, Ross received $72,245 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Massachusetts State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Richard Ross (Massachusetts)'s campaign in 2010|
|Citizens For Limited Taxation||$1,000|
|Kelleher, Mark D||$1,000|
|Mckenzie-Hebert, Mindy J||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$72,245|
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- Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance: 2013-2014 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating economically conservative policy.
- Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on environmental issues.
- Associated Industries of Massachusetts: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization of employers.
- Mass Audubon: 2011-2012 Report Card
- Legislators are scored on environmental issues.
- Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group 2011-2012 Public Interest Research Group
- Legislators are scored on votes on issues including health care costs, consumer protection, recycling, transportation and democracy.
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- Massachusetts State Senate
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- Massachusetts state legislative districts
- Massachusetts State Legislature
- Profile from Open States
- Project Vote Smart policies
- Project Vote Smart representative biography
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Senator Ross' Twitter
- State Surge profile - legislative and voting track record
- Sun Chronicle, "It's official: Ross is in," May 21, 2010
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Ross
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "2014 State Primary Candidates," accessed September 9, 2014
- 2012 State Primary Candidate List, "Massachusetts Secretary of State," accessed June 26, 2012
- 2012 Massachusetts Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- May 11, 2010 special election results
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes For Massachusetts State Election - November 4, 2008," accessed March 18, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed December 29, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed December 31, 2014
|Massachusetts State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
May 2010 - present
| Succeeded by|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives Ninth Norfolk
| Succeeded by|
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