Charles Ross Announces Candidacy for Yakima County Auditor

<p>Charles Ross</p>

Charles Ross

State Rep. Charles Ross (R-Naches) has decided that he will not run for a fifth term in the Washington State House of Representatives, opting instead to throw his hat in the ring to replace retiring Yakima County Auditor Corky Mattingly Holloway.

Ross, 42, is leaving the state House of Representatives in order to spend more time with his family.

He and his wife, CarriAnn, have two sons: Vincent, 11, and Lucas, 9,

Ross also plans to help represent the county to the Legislature and to other government agencies.

Ross has been a state representative for eight years. Before that, he was a member of the Naches Town Council for 10 years and served his hometown as mayor for 8 years. During his 8 years in the House, Ross was his party’s floor leader and assistant whip.

Ross served in the United States Navy for four years. He worked on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Kittyhawk , an aircraft carrier, during the Gulf War. He has degrees from Yakima Valley Community College and Mt. Hood Community College.