Michael P. Ross

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

1972 (age 44–45)



Mike Ross is a former 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 now a real estate lawyer at Prince Lobel Tye LLP [2] and is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe.


1 Family
2 Career
3 Education
4 Personal life
5 References
6 External links

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]

Ross at the 2009 Boston Gay Pride Parade

Mike served two terms as President of the Boston City Council and for a total of 14 years as a member.
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[edit]
He lives in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston.

^ http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/councillors/ross.asp Retrieved 2010-03-29
^ http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/real_estate/2013/05/real-estate-interests-back-mike-ross.html
^ “Profile: Mike Ross”, ourcampaigns.com

External links[edit]

“What happened to those who ran for Boston’s mayor”, Boston Globe, November 21, 2014 


Current members of the Boston City Council

President: Michelle Wu


District 1
Salvatore LaMattina

District 6
Matt O’Malley

District 2
Bill Linehan

District 7
Tito Jackson

District 3
Frank Baker

District 8
Josh Zakim

District 4
Andrea Joy Campbell

District 9
Mark Ciommo

District 5
Timothy McCarthy

Michael F. Flaherty
Annissa Essaibi-George
Ayanna Pressley
Michelle Wu