House links: Mike Ross (D-AR-4)i
Michael Avery “Mike” Ross
Mike Ross, retiring at end of current term ending January 2013.
Biography of Congressman Mike Ross
Mike Ross of Prescott represents Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District, which includes 29 counties throughout much of the southern and western parts of the state. First elected in 2000, Mike is currently serving his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
A fifth-generation Arkansan and former small business owner, Mike brings to Washington the same commonsense values he learned growing up in towns like Prescott, Emmet and Hope.
Mike serves on the powerful House Committee on Energy and Commerce and its Subcommittees on Health; Oversight & Investigations; and Commerce, Trade & Manufacturing. He also represents the United States as Vice President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, an association of lawmakers from each of the NATO-member counties.
Mike is a key leader of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative Democratic House members that advocates the principles of fiscal responsibility, government accountability and national security.
Mike also Co-Chairs the Congressional Delta Caucus, the I-49 Congressional Caucus and the I-69 Congressional Caucus and serves as President of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association. As an avid hunter and outdoorsmen, Mike also serves as Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus – one of the largest caucuses in the U.S. Congress.
The son of public school educators, Mike was born in Texarkana, Arkansas. He and his wife, Holly, have two children together and are active members of the First United Methodist Church in Prescott.
In 1990, Mike was elected, at age 29, as the youngest member of the Arkansas State Senate where he served for ten years. He is also a former member of the Nevada County Quorum Court and a graduate of Hope High School in Hope, Arkansas, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He worked his way through college as a radio announcer.
When Mike is not working in the nation’s capital or visiting the 150 towns in the Fourth Congressional District, he spends time with his family and enjoys hunting and fishing right here in Arkansas.
Biography from Mike Ross for Congress Committee
Mike Ross of Prescott represents Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District, which includes most of southern and western Arkansas, in the U.S. House of Representatives.
A fifth-generation Arkansan, Mike was born in Texarkana, Arkansas, and grew up in Prescott, Emmet and Hope as the son of two public school educators. He has been married for 27 years to his wife, Holly, and they have two children attending college in Arkansas. Mike and his family are active members of the Prescott First United Methodist Church and he is pro-life.
Mike is a graduate of Hope High School in Hope, Arkansas, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He worked his way through college as a radio announcer and is a former member of the Nevada County Quorum Court. Mike is also a former small business owner, having owned a family pharmacy with his wife for many years.
In Congress, Mike fights for common sense, Arkansas values every day and he works tirelessly on the behalf of our state’s working families, children and small businesses.
Mike is a Co-Chair and a key leader of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative Democratic House members that advocates the principles of fiscal responsibility and government accountability. Mike also serves as President of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association and Vice President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. He is a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, fighting to protect the rights of hunters and anglers in the U.S. Congress.
Mike also serves on the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, one of the busiest, oldest and most important committees in Congress, responsible for legislation affecting everything from health care to consumer protection to the environment. He also serves on three of its subcommittees: Health; Oversight and Investigations; and, Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade.
When Mike’s not in our nation’s capital casting votes on our behalf or traveling across the 29 counties that make up Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District, he enjoys spending time with his family and hunting and fishing right here at home in Arkansas.
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