Steve Ross is businessman and community leader running for State House. A Burlington native and graduate of Walter M. Williams High School, Steve has spent his life in Alamance County. He graduated from Elon University with a degree in business and attended graduate school at North Carolina State University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Public Policy. He previously served two terms as Mayor of Burlington and on the Burlington City Council. Steve is a proud Eagle Scout and a former member of the Old North State Council‘s Executive Committee.
Steve enjoys serving others and fixing problems. He’s received recognition as one of the Triad’s Most Influential People by the Triangle Business Journal and served as Chairman of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council of governments.
Steve spent four terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives and served in several leadership roles including House Deputy Majority Leader, Chairman of the House Finance Committee, Senior Chairman of the House Commerce and Job Development Committee, Chairman of the House Insurance Committee, and Chairman of the House Pensions and Retirement Committee.
Equally notable is his volunteer service as President of the Alamance Division of the American Heart Association, the National League of Cities Public Safety & Crime Prevention Committee, the Piedmont Triad Regional Transportation Board, the Piedmont Triad Economic Development Partnership, and the Economic Development Board of the Alamance County Chamber of Commerce.