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Charles Ross
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Washington House Of Representatives District 14b
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 8
Minority Floor Leader, Washington State House of Representatives
2011 - Present
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Town of Naches
1999 - 2006
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service4
ProfessionFuneral Director
Office website
Charles Ross is a Republican member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He is currently Minority Floor Leader.


Ross earned degrees from the Yakima Valley Community College and Mount Hood Community College. Ross is a former town council member and mayor. In 2008, he was honored as Legislator of the Year from the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs. Ross is a funeral director. He is a Persian Gulf War Navy veteran.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ross served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care and Wellness
Public Safety


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ross served on the following committees:



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ross won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 14b. Ross was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Mathew K.M. Tomaskin (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 14b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Ross Incumbent 65.6% 33,676
     Democratic Mathew Tomaskin 34.4% 17,669
Total Votes 51,345


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Charles Ross was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 14. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Ross (R) 18,784 100%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Charles Ross won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 14 receiving 71.19% of the vote (31,175 votes), defeating Democrat Christopher Ramirez who received 28.81% of the vote (12,618 votes).[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 14(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Ross (R) 31,175 71.19%
Christopher Ramirez (D) 12,618 28.81%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6]


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Ross was up for re-election, he collected $75,720 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Ross's campaign in 2010
Washington State Hospital Association$1,600
Delta Dental$1,600
Washington Health Care Association$1,600
Washington State Dental Association$1,600
Washington Credit Union League$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $75,720


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Charles Ross' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington Restaurant Association $1,600
Washington State Dental Association $1,600
Washington Health Care Association $1,600
Wal-Mart $1,600
Green Diamond Resource Co $1,500


Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. [8]


Ross proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $72.6 million, tied for the 61st highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[9]


Ross and his wife CarriAnn live in Naches with their two young boys.

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