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 MLA for Regina Qu’Appelle Valley in the 2007 provincial election. She was re-elected in 2011, 2016 and 2020.
Laura is Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport and Minister responsible for the Status of Women. Prior to this, she served as Minister of Government Services as well 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. Laura has also been a member of the Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice Committee as well as the Provincial Capital Commission.
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 was also 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.