ALIPAC Endorsed Candidate for Congress

ALIPAC's 2010 Candidate Survey

Name of Candidate: Dennis Ross

Name of Campaign Committee: Friends of Dennis Ross

Mailing Address: PO Box 7310, Lakeland, FL 33807

Phone Contact Information: 863-644-7107

Campaign E-mail and website: |

State and District: FL - 12

Political Party: Republican

Is the candidate (Incumbent, Challenger, Open Seat): Open Seat

Incumbents only: What is your career grade at ?

Campaign Funds Raised as of most recent reporting cycle: $791,000

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Candidate Background Information

Top Campaign Issues:
3.Health Care

Are the issues of illegal immigration and Amnesty addressed on your campaign website? If so, please provide us with a link. Yes they are. They can be found here: ... migration/

Education, Awards & Honors:

Auburn University, BS, Organizational Management (College of Business) 1981 Cumberland School of Law, JD 1987

Member First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland, FL
Former Board Member of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce
Former Board Member of the Lakeland Family YMCA
Member of the SPCA Advisory Board
Member of the Central Florida Autism Institute Board
Past President of the Lakeland Bar Association

1977 Ledger Silver Garland Award, Citizenship
2001 University of Florida Recognition and Appreciation Award
2001 Workers' Compensation Section Appreciation Award
2001 & 2003 Florida Building Material Assn. Legislator of the Year Award
2001 Florida Workers Advocates Outstanding Freshman Representative Award
2001 The Trust for Public Land Legislative Leadership Award
2001 Polk Community College Outstanding Legislator Award
2003 Florida Crane Owners Council Representative of the Year Award
2003 Florida Assn of Roofing Professionals Legislative Achievement Award
2003 Florida Automotive Dealer Assn. Legislator of the Year Award
2003 Florida Retail Federation Legislator of the Year Award
2003 The Republican National Hispanic Assembly of West Central Florida Cert
of Appreciation
2004 Florida Bankers Assn. Outstanding Leadership Award
2004 ARC Florida Representative of the Year
2005 YMCA of Florida Outstanding Leadership Award
2005,2006,2007 The Florida League of Cities Inc Legislative Appreciation
2005 City of Mulberry Appreciation Award
2005 & 2008 Florida Insurance Council Harry G. Landrum Outstanding
Legislative Leadership Award
2005 County Champion Award
2005 & 2006 Florida Trucking Assn Legislator of the Year Award
2005 Associated Industries of Florida Champion of Business Award
2005 Florida Assn of Insurance & Financial Advisors Representative of the
Year Award
2005 Florida Assn of Mortgage Brokers Grateful Recognition Award
2006 The Republican Club of Lakeland Six Years of Service Award
2006 Florida Assn. of Insurance Agents Legislator of the Year Award
2006 Luster All Training Center of Hope Leadership Pathway Award
2007 Trial Court Budget Commission Appreciation Award
2008 Florida Chamber Most Valuable Legislator Award
2008 Governor's Hurricane Conference Legislative Award
2008 Associated Industries of Fla. Financial Securities Council Legislator
of the Year Award
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners Certificate of Appreciation
Retailers for Responsible Government Legislator of the Year Award
Polk County Appreciation Award
Florida Chamber Honor Roll Award (2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2007,200

District Information

Please give a brief description of your district:

District 12 is a bedroom community to the cities of Tampa and Orlando. We are a largely rural, agricultural district sandwiched between Tampa and Orlando in the I-4 corridor of Central Florida. District 12 is a conservative voting district, having not elected a Democrat to Congress since 1984, and going for John McCain in 2008.

Percentage of Democrat, Republican, and Unaffiliated Voters:


Survey Questions

(Please describe your feelings on the following with a number 1-10 or with
the response Undecided (1=Strongly Disagree, 2-4=Disagree, 5=Neutral, 6-9 Agree, 10=Strongly Agree)

I support Arizona's new immigration law SB 1070? (1-10) - 10

As a member of Congress I will use the full power of my office, including
impeachment if necessary, to ensure the Executive Branch starts to enforce our existing border and immigration laws? (1-10) - 8

Illegal Immigrants should be deported when detected in the interior of the
US? (1-10) - 10

I will oppose any form of Amnesty or path to citizenship for illegal
immigrants currently in the US because allowing them to become voters would destroy future immigration enforcement efforts? (1-10) - 10

I support Comprehensive Immigration ENFORCEMENT which will reverse illegal immigration in America? (1-10) - 10

I oppose Obama's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Amnesty. (1-10) - 10

I oppose Congressman Luis Gutierrez's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Amnesty bill H.R. 4321? (1-10) - 10

I would have opposed John McCain and Ted Kennedy's Amnesty bill S. 1033 in 2005? (1-10) - 10

I oppose any non-emergency taxpayer benefits for illegal aliens, including
welfare, food stamps, licenses, and in-state tuition subsidies? (1-10) - 10

I believe that employers who intentionally hire illegal aliens should be
heavily fined. (1-10) - 10


If elected or re-elected to the US Congress, I will oppose any form of
Amnesty or path to citizenship for illegal aliens, including Comprehensive
Immigration Reform which would turn millions of illegal immigrants into
voters thus destroying future borders of America. I will use the full power
of my office, including impeachment if necessary, to insure the Executive
Branch secures America's border immediately and begins to adequately enforce the existing immigration and border laws of the United States, which were enacted by Congress at the behest of America's citizenry. I understand that the failure of the Executive Branch to secure our borders and enforce existing immigration laws is depriving all Americans of a Republican form of government and depriving our states of protection from invasion as mandated by the US Constitution. I intend to use the power of Congress to immediately remedy this problem that is costing many Americans their jobs, wages, taxpayer resources, property, security, and sometimes their very lives.

So help me God,

Dennis A. Ross

ALIPAC Endorsed Candidate for Congress