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Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.)

  • District: 4th District, South -- Pine Bluff, Hot Springs
  • Residence: Prescott
  • Born: August 2, 1961; Texarkana, Ark.
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Family: Wife, Holly Ross; two children
  • Education: Texarkana Community College, attended 1979-81; U. of Arkansas, Little Rock, B.A. 1987 (political science)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Nevada County Quorum Court, 1983-85; Ark. Senate, 1991-2001; U.S. House, 2001-13
  • Elected: Elected: 2000 (6th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Health; Oversight & Investigations)
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State Information: 4th District, South -- Pine Bluff, Hot Springs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Mike Ross (D) 102,479 57.5%
Beth Rankin (R) 71,526 40.2%
Josh Drake (GREEN) 4,129 2.3%
2008 general Mike Ross (D) 203,178 86.2%
Josh Drake (GREEN) 32,603 13.8%
2006 general Mike Ross (D) 128,236 74.7%
Joe Ross (R) 43,360 25.3%
2004 general Mike Ross (D)   unopposed
2002 general Mike Ross (D) 119,723 60.6%
Jay Dickey (R) 77,972 39.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 39% John McCain: 58%
2004 John Kerry: 48% George W. Bush: 51%
2000 Al Gore: 49% George W. Bush: 48%

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