Rep. Ramos with students of Urban League of Lorain County
Rep. Ramos with students of Urban League of Lorain County
 Assistant Minority Whip Dan Ramos and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
Assistant Minority Whip Dan Ramos and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
 Rep. Ramos, Senator Tavares and Lisa Hamler-Fugitt from the Ohio Association of Foodbanks call on Gov. Kasich to restore access to SNAP benefits for 134,000 low-income Ohioans
Rep. Ramos, Senator Tavares and Lisa Hamler-Fugitt from the Ohio Association of Foodbanks call on Gov. Kasich to restore access to SNAP benefits for 134,000 low-income Ohioans
Rep. Ramos speaking during Hispanic Legislative Day
Rep. Ramos speaking during Hispanic Legislative Day
 Rep. Ramos speaks at a press conference to combat the heroin epidemic in Ohio
Rep. Ramos speaks at a press conference to combat the heroin epidemic in Ohio
 Rep. Ramos meets with constituents in his office
Rep. Ramos meets with constituents in his office
Reps. Ramos and Lundy present a resolution to the Boys and Girls Club of Ohio member of the year
Reps. Ramos and Lundy present a resolution to the Boys and Girls Club of Ohio member of the year
 Rep. Ramos (center) attends "Testimony Tuesday" to rally for voter rights
Rep. Ramos (center) attends "Testimony Tuesday" to rally for voter rights
 Rep. Ramos (left) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Ramos (left) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Ramos speaks with Reps. Driehaus and Foley during House Session
Rep. Ramos speaks with Reps. Driehaus and Foley during House Session
 Rep. Ramos works with Democratic colleagues on the House Floor
Rep. Ramos works with Democratic colleagues on the House Floor
 Rep. Ramos offers testimony during Committee
Rep. Ramos offers testimony during Committee
Rep. Ramos rallies for voter rights with his constituents
Rep. Ramos rallies for voter rights with his constituents
 Rep. Ramos urges the implementation of the Clean Power Plan with folks from Environment Ohio
Rep. Ramos urges the implementation of the Clean Power Plan with folks from Environment Ohio
 Rep. Ramos receives 2015 Friend of Public Education Award from Melissa Cropper, President of Ohio Federation of Teachers
Rep. Ramos receives 2015 Friend of Public Education Award from Melissa Cropper, President of Ohio Federation of Teachers
Rep. Ramos (left) converses with Rep. Boyd during opening session of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Ramos (left) converses with Rep. Boyd during opening session of the 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Ramos speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Ramos speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
 Reps. Ramos, Carney and Lundy
Reps. Ramos, Carney and Lundy
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ramos as Minority Assistant Whip
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ramos as Minority Assistant Whip
 Rep. Ramos with constituents at a union event outside the Statehouse
Rep. Ramos with constituents at a union event outside the Statehouse
 Rep. Ramos speaking during Hispanic Legislative Day
Rep. Ramos speaking during Hispanic Legislative Day
Rep. Ramos attends the Women's Healthcare Hearing
Rep. Ramos attends the Women's Healthcare Hearing
 Rep. Ramos poses with a Lorain Community College graduate
Rep. Ramos poses with a Lorain Community College graduate
 Rep. Ramos poses with a Lorain Community College graduate
Rep. Ramos poses with a Lorain Community College graduate
Rep. Ramos congratulates honoree Lorain Community College graduates at the Community College Awards Event
Rep. Ramos congratulates honoree Lorain Community College graduates at the Community College Awards Event
 Rep. Ramos discusses the budget bill
Rep. Ramos discusses the budget bill
 Rep. Ramos speaks out against the Budget Bill that hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
Rep. Ramos speaks out against the Budget Bill that hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
Reps. Ramos and Antonio discuss the Budget Bill
Reps. Ramos and Antonio discuss the Budget Bill
 Democratic Leadership Team of the 130th General Assembly (L to R): Minority Whip Ashford, Assistant Minority Leader Phillips, Assistant Minority Whip Ramos, Minority Leader Heard
Democratic Leadership Team of the 130th General Assembly (L to R): Minority Whip Ashford, Assistant Minority Leader Phillips, Assistant Minority Whip Ramos, Minority Leader Heard
 Rep. Ramos speaks to Union members rallying outside of the Statehouse
Rep. Ramos speaks to Union members rallying outside of the Statehouse
Rep. Ramos speaking at a press conference on Gov. Kasich's proposed budget
Rep. Ramos speaking at a press conference on Gov. Kasich's proposed budget
 Rep. Ramos introduces legislation to end the Death Penalty
Rep. Ramos introduces legislation to end the Death Penalty
 Rep. Ramos gives sponsor testimony on HB 155, which would require Ohio BMVs to issue driver's licenses to DACA grantees
Rep. Ramos gives sponsor testimony on HB 155, which would require Ohio BMVs to issue driver's licenses to DACA grantees
Rep. Ramos speaking at a news conference to push back against proposals to defund Planned Parenthood
Rep. Ramos speaking at a news conference to push back against proposals to defund Planned Parenthood
 
 

Dan Ramos was elected State Representative in 2010, taking the oath of office in January 2011.  This is his first public office.  A Lorain native of Puerto Rican descent, Ramos is a graduate of Lorain Admiral King High School and The Ohio State University.  He is the first Hispanic Representative of either caucus in either the House or Senate to serve in a leadership position.

 
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05.18.16 - Version Of Ramos' Relaxed Restrictions On Beer Heads To Governor's Desk

 

After more than four years of advocacy and three bipartisan bills to loosen alcohol content restrictions for craft beer in Ohio, State Rep. Dan Ramos’ (D-Lorain) efforts may have paid off with today’s legislative approval of House Bill 37. The bill was narrowly tailored to allow people to drink alcohol at the North Market in Columbus but was later amended to do away with Ohio’s 12 percent alcohol-by-volume (ABV) cap on beer. Ramos has introduced three bills in the last four years to raise Ohio’s ABV restriction to 21 percent. 

“I am pleased that we are finally taking this step to make Ohio more economically competitive in this rapidly developing industry,” said Ramos. “As local breweries and brewpubs continue to pop up across our state, it’s important that we level the playing field to let small business owners and brewers compete nationally. The number of jobs and amount of economic development tied to the craft beer industry in our state are becoming immensely significant. I am glad we were able to do away with an outdated law that, frankly, didn’t make much sense in an era where twenty-one percent liquor is readily available at gas stations.” 

 
 

05.12.16 - Rep. Dan Ramos Speaks At White House On Importance Of Filling Supreme Court Vacancy

 

State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) joined U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH 9th District) and federal officials at the White House this week to discuss the importance of filling the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The Lorain lawmaker highlighted House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 34, state-level legislation he recently introduced urging the U.S. Senate to consider President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland. 

 
 

05.10.16 - Rep. Ramos: Proposal To Legalize Medical Marijuana Passes Ohio House

 

State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 523, legislation to legalize the use of certain forms of medical marijuana in Ohio to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries, including cancer, chronic pain, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease spinal cord injury, HIV and AIDS.

 
 

05.05.16 - Ramos Issues Statement On Unanimous Committee Approval Of Medical Marijuana Legislation

 

State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain), a member of the Ohio House Select Committee on Medical Marijuana, released the following statement on today’s unanimous committee passage of House Bill 523, legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio:

“Over the past months we have heard dozens of stories from Ohioans who are truly tormented with terrible afflictions; adults with chronic conditions, children and babies with seizure disorders, and veterans with PTSD. It has been my intention all the while to produce legislation that would help all of them find some relief from their suffering. I believe House Bill 523 does exactly that, while balancing the health and comfort of patients with the safety and wellbeing of our state. I look forward to a vote of the full House very soon.”

 
 
 

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Representative Dan Ramos
District 56
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-5141
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Hometown : Lorain
Party : Democrat
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Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term