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
 Assistant Minority Whip Dan Ramos and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
Assistant Minority Whip Dan Ramos and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
 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 rallies for voter rights with his constituents
Rep. Ramos rallies for voter rights with his constituents
 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
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ramos as Minority Assistant Whip
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ramos as Minority Assistant Whip
 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
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 with students of Urban League of Lorain County
Rep. Ramos with students of Urban League of Lorain County
 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
Rep. Ramos speaking during Hispanic Legislative Day
Rep. Ramos speaking during Hispanic Legislative Day
 Rep. Ramos meets with constituents in his office
Rep. Ramos meets with constituents in his office
 Rep. Ramos offers testimony during Committee
Rep. Ramos offers testimony during Committee
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
 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 Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Ramos speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
 Reps. Ramos, Carney and Lundy
Reps. Ramos, Carney and Lundy
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 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 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
 
 

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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01.31.17 - Ramos Tapped To Lead Higher Education Finance Panel For House Dems

 

State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) today announced he will serve as the top Democrat of the House Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education for the new legislative session.   

“Affordability and accessibility of quality higher education is the great equalizer in our economy,” said Ramos. “A college degree is so often the gateway for Ohioans out of poverty and into the middle class – but that can only happen if students can afford to start and complete their degree without being saddled with a lifetime of debt.” 

 
 

01.26.17 - Ohio Seeks To Join National Popular Vote Interstate Compact To Restore Citizen's Democracy

 

State Reps. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) and David Leland (D-Columbus) earlier this week announced the reintroduction of legislation that proposes Ohio join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, a group of states that pledge their entire Electoral College delegation to the winner of the national popular vote during the general election.

“This is a change that is long overdue. Two-thirds of the presidents elected in my adult life will have been chosen by the Electoral College in their first term without receiving the majority vote,” said Ramos. “Our current framework does not respect the direct will of the people. This is patently undemocratic and undermines confidence in the people that we are truly a democracy.”

 
 

12.27.16 - Rep. Ramos Responds To Gov. Kasich's Veto Of Restrictive Renewable-energy Standards

 

State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) today commented on Gov. John Kasich’s veto of House Bill (HB) 554, legislation to change Ohio’s energy efficiency standards to unenforceable “goals” through 2019:

“Governor John Kasich was right to veto House Bill 554, which would have extended the freeze on the state’s renewable energy standards. When the legislature froze Ohio’s energy standards, we were the first jurisdiction in the world to implement standards and then later pause them. 

 
 

12.07.16 - Ramos: Eleventh-hour Lawmaking Brings Strictest Abortion Ban In The Nation To Kasich's Desk

 

Eleventh-hour lawmaking brought the strictest abortion ban in the nation to Gov. John Kasich’s desk this evening, for his signature into law. With U.S. Senate inaction giving way to a pending U.S. Supreme Court justice appointment from President-elect Donald Trump, Ohio Republicans appear to be counting on a new federal bench to re-litigate the constitutionality of their attacks on women’s health care. But Roe v. Wade is settled law upheld most recently by the Whole Women’s Health decision which overturned undue burdens on women’s access to abortion.

The unprecedented six-week abortion ban was amended into House Bill 493, legislation that strengthens Ohio’s child abuse reporting system. The last-minute amendment comes as the legislature closes out the 131st General Assembly on Thursday. 

“At some point in this country we must accept and agree that women are people and capable of making their own decisions about their own bodies.  It’s clear, at least in the Ohio House, the Republican Majority is not there yet.”  –State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain)

 
 
 
 

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Representative Daniel Ramos
District 56
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-5141
Fax      (614) 719-3956
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Hometown : Lorain
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2018 / Not eligible to run for another term