Ross L. Pike was elected in November 2020 by the people of Fallbrook to serve on the Fallbrook Planning Group, becoming the first openly gay person ever elected in Fallbrook. In July of 2022, Ross became the first openly gay person and Democrat to hold two elected offices in the Fallbrook area when he was appointed as the Director of the North County Fire Protection District representing District 1. He won his race to keep the seat in the November 2022 election running unopposed.
Growing up in western Michigan, Ross began working with the Democratic Party when he was 16 volunteering for President Obama’s first presidential campaign. He remained heavily involved with the Party and was elected Newaygo County Democratic Party Chair when he was 18, the youngest county Party chair to be elected. Ross later moved to Fallbrook to be closer to family who had already relocated to Southern California. He quickly got involved with local politics by joining the Fallbrook Democratic Club.
In 2021, Ross was elected as an ADEM delegate to the California Democratic Party representing Assembly District 75. Ross also serves as a member of the San Diego County Party Democratic Central Committee for AD75, Secretary of the North Inland Area Caucus of the San Diego County Democratic Party, Vice President of the Fallbrook Democratic Club, and is the Political Affairs Director of the North County Young Democrats.