ROCKWALL – Republican Jason Ross, former district chief of staff for Congressman John Ratcliffe, announced that he is a candidate for the ballot replacement process in the state’s 4th congressional district, which includes areas of Collin and Grayson counties.

“I will work to unleash the power of American ingenuity and economic opportunity by removing barriers to innovation, simplifying regulations and cutting red tape,” Ross said in a press release distributed June 8. “I will fight for President Trump's agenda to protect America, the sanctity of all human life, and our Second Amendment rights.”

County and precinct chairs from across the district are scheduled to meet Aug. 8 to select who will replace Ratcliffe, who in May was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as director of national intelligence, on the ballot in the November general election.

A graduate of Rockwall High School, Ross led Ratcliffe’s staff from 2015-2019 and was a GOP precinct chair in Rockwall County for nearly 10 years.

For the past four years, Ross has been a member of the Republican Party of Texas’ executive committee and represented six counties within the 4th District.