Michael P. Ross

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Mike Ross
Ross in 2010
Member of the Boston City Council from District 8
In office
2000 – January 2014
Preceded by Thomas M. Keane, Jr.
Succeeded by Josh Zakim
President of the Boston City Council
In office
Preceded by Maureen Feeney
Succeeded by Stephen J. Murphy
Personal details
Born 1972 (age 46–47)
Nationality American
Website http://www.mikerossboston.com/

Mike Ross is an American politician from Boston, Massachusetts who represented District 8 (which includes Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the Fenway) on the Boston City Council from 2000 to 2014. He was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Boston in 2013.[1] Ross is also a real estate lawyer at Prince Lobel Tye LLP.[2]


Mike is a first-generation American. He was born in 1972 to Stephan Ross, a survivor of the Holocaust and the founder of the New England Holocaust Memorial. His father Stephan survived 10 concentration camps during the Holocaust, and was rescued by American soldiers at Dachau. Ross's mother is openly gay. Ross's sister Julie works as a corporate attorney in Boston.[3]


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Ross at the 2009 Boston Gay Pride Parade

Mike served two terms as President of the Boston City Council and currently serves as chair of the Public Safety Committee. In 2008, Ross backed the "4 or more rule" which forbids more than 4 students from living in the same apartment.

In 2007, the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission announced that Ross violated a state law forbidding municipal employees from using their positions for personal gain by having 105 parking tickets dismissed while he was said to be on official business. However, the commission found that he was not working when he received 35 of them. Ross was fined $2,000 for the offenses.[4]


Ross holds a Bachelor's Degree from Clark University in Worcester, an MBA from Boston University, and a Law Degree from Suffolk University Law School.

Personal life

He lives in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston.


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