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'''Mike Ross''' is a Democrat representing Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.
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|Name = Mike Ross
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|Position = U.S. House, Arkansas District 4
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|Status = Incumbent
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|Tenure = 2001-Present
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|Term ends = January 3, 2013
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|Assumed office = 2001
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|Political party = Democratic
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|Office website = http://Ross.house.gov/
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
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|Last election = November 2, 2010
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|First elected = 2000
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|Term limits = N/A
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|Next election = November 6, 2012
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|Prior office = Arkansas State Senate
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|Prior office years = 1991-2000
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|Prior office 2 = Nevada County Quorum Court
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|Prior office 2 years = 1983-1985
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|Birthday = August 2, 1961
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|Place of birth = Texarkana, AR
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|Profession = Business Owner
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|Religion = Methodist
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mike Ross''' (b. August 2, 1961) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[Arkansas]]'s 4th congressional district.  Ross was first elected to the House in 2000.
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==Career==
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Ross's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=r000573 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "Michael Avery Ross," Accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
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*1987: Graduated from University of Arkansas, Little Rock with B.A.
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*1985-1989: Staff for office of the Lt. Governor of Arkansas
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*1991-2000: [[Arkansas State Senate]]
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*2001-Present: U.S Representative from Arkansas
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==Committee assignments==
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===U.S. House===
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====2011-2012====
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce|Energy and Commerce Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
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**Subcommittee on Health
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**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Political positions===
 
===Political positions===
 
====Percentage voting with party====
 
====Percentage voting with party====
 
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=====November 2011=====
According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Mike Ross has voted with the House Democratic leadership 94.5% of the time.<ref>http://alineofsight.com/sites/alos.rootshq.net/files/2010-07-02_House_Dem_Voting_Report.pdf</ref>  That same analysis reported that he also voted with his party's leadership 95.2% of the time in 2010.
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|name= Mike Ross
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|percent=56.6%
A separate analysis from ''The Washington Post'', reports that Ross also votes with the majority of the Democratic party in the House of Representatives 94.8% of the time.<ref>http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/111/house/party-voters/</ref>
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|rank=190
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|total=192
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|year=2011
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===Specific votes===
 
===Specific votes===
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Finally, Rep. Ross supported the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.<ref>http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml</ref> According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.<ref>http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/june_2009/54_oppose_cash_for_clunkers_plan_to_spur_purchase_of_greener_cars</ref>
 
Finally, Rep. Ross supported the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.<ref>http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml</ref> According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.<ref>http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/june_2009/54_oppose_cash_for_clunkers_plan_to_spur_purchase_of_greener_cars</ref>
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===Sponsored legislation===
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==Elections==
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===2010===
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On November 2, 2010, Ross won re-election to the [[United States House]].  He defeated Beth Anne Rankin and Josh Drake in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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{{Election box 2010
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|party= General
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|Chamber=U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election
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|party1=Democratic
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|party2=Republican
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|party3=Green
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|winner1 = Mike Ross
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|candidate2 = Beth Anne Rankin
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|candidate3 = Josh Drake
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|votes1=102479
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|votes2=71526
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|votes3=4129
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|Inc1=Y
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}}
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==Campaign donors==
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===2010===
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Ross won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Ross's campaign committee raised a total of $2,426,280 and spent $3,012,727.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00009571&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Mike Ross 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
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His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
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{{congress donor box 2010
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Arkansas District 4
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $2,426,280
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|total spent = $3,012,727
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|opponent raised = $595,499
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|opponent spent = $588,354
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|org1 = Stephens Group
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|org2 = Murphy Oil
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|org3 = McKesson Corp
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|org4 = Tyson Foods
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|org5 = US Oncology
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|orgdonor1 = $37,500
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|orgdonor2 = $21,750
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|orgdonor3 = $20,000
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|orgdonor4 = $16,600
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|orgdonor5 = $15,000
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|ind1 = Health Professionals
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|ind2 = Oil & Gas
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|ind3 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind4 = Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
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|ind5 = Insurance
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|inddonor1 = $256,550
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|inddonor2 = $156,950
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|inddonor3 = $100,245
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|inddonor4 = $88,550
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|inddonor5 = $83,350
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|}}
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==Personal==
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Ross and his wife, Holly, have two children.
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==External links==
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Revision as of 17:06, 1 November 2011

Mike Ross
Mike Ross.jpg
U.S. House, Arkansas District 4
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Arkansas State Senate
1991-2000
Nevada County Quorum Court
1983-1985
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas, Little Rock, 1987
Personal
BirthdayAugust 2, 1961
Place of birthTexarkana, AR
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Mike Ross (b. August 2, 1961) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing Arkansas's 4th congressional district. Ross was first elected to the House in 2000.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Ross's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1987: Graduated from University of Arkansas, Little Rock with B.A.
  • 1985-1989: Staff for office of the Lt. Governor of Arkansas
  • 1991-2000: Arkansas State Senate
  • 2001-Present: U.S Representative from Arkansas

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Health
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Mike Ross has voted with the Democratic Party 56.6% of the time, which ranked 190 among the 192 House Democratic members as of 2011.[2]

Specific votes

Rep. Ross voted for TARP.[3] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61% of Americans disapprove of TARP, while 37% approve.[4]

Rep. Ross also voted for the auto bailout.[5] As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.[6]

In addition, Rep. Ross voted for the stimulus bill.[7] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy. [8]

Finally, Rep. Ross supported the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[9] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[10]

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Ross won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Beth Anne Rankin and Josh Drake in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Ross Incumbent 57.5% 102,479
     Republican Beth Anne Rankin 40.2% 71,526
     Green Josh Drake 2.3% 4,129
Total Votes 178,134

Campaign donors

2010

Ross won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Ross's campaign committee raised a total of $2,426,280 and spent $3,012,727.[12]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4, 2010 - Mike Ross (Arkansas) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,426,280
Total Spent $3,012,727
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $595,499
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $588,354
Top contributors to Mike Ross (Arkansas)'s campaign committee
Stephens Group$37,500
Murphy Oil$21,750
McKesson Corp$20,000
Tyson Foods$16,600
US Oncology$15,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$256,550
Oil & Gas$156,950
Lawyers/Law Firms$100,245
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$88,550
Insurance$83,350

Personal

Ross and his wife, Holly, have two children.

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Jay Dickey
U.S. House - Arkansas District 4
2001-Present
Succeeded by
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