Laura Ross was born and raised on the family farm near Yorkton and attended the University of Regina where she obtained a B.A. in geography and sociology. For more than twenty years Laura was a licensed realtor in Regina specializing in residential properties. Prior to her success as a realtor, she operated her own catering company and farmed with her husband Terry.
Laura was first elected as an MLA for the Regina Rochdale constituency in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011. Laura has served as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Health, responsible for retention and recruitment of nurses, long-term care and the reduction of surgical wait times and creative industries. She was also appointed a term as Minister of Government Services.
Laura currently serves as Chair of the Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice Caucus Policy Committee, Chair of the Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice Standing Committee and Vice-Chair of the Global Transportation Hub Committee.
Laura is a founding member in the Saskatchewan Chapter of Equal Voice and serves as a role model and mentor to young women interested in professional and political lives. Laura also was instrumental in the development of Regina’s first Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build project in 2011 and she sat on a committee to spearhead the Habitat for Humanity Mountie House.
Laura currently resides in Regina with her husband Terry. They have one son.