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Victor R Ramirez

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Political party  Democratic
Party  Democratic Party
Spouse  Betsy Ramirez

Name  Victor Ramirez
Religion  Catholic
Succeeded by  Michael G. Summers
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Born  July 20, 1974 (age 41) San Salvador, El Salvador (1974-07-20)
Education  Frostburg State University, Northwestern High School

Victor R. Ramirez (born July 20, 1974) is the current state senator for District 47 in Prince George's County, Maryland. He was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, in 1974. His family soon after moved to the United States and he lived in Mount Rainier, Maryland.



Ramirez attended Mt. Rainier and Thomas S. Stone Elementary, Hyattsville Middle School, and graduated from Northwestern High School. He received his B.A. from Frostburg State University in 1996 and his J.D from St. Thomas School of Law in Miami in 2001.


Ramirez was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2001 and began a practice in his own name. He was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in November 2002, becoming with Ana Sol Gutierrez, who was elected at the same time, the first Latinos elected to the Maryland State House.

In the legislature

Ramirez was a member of House of Delegates from 2003 to 2011. Ramirez is also a member of the Joint Committee on Federal Relations and has served as a member of the Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility (2003–04), the Ways and Means Committee, (2003–06), the Ways and Mean's subcommittee on education (2003–04), finance resources subcommittee, (2003–06) tax & revenue subcommittee, 2004–06). Ramirez hasChair, Law Enforcement and State-Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2007- (vice-chair, 2003–06). Member, Maryland Educators Caucus, 2005-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-. In January 2007 he proposed a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to attend public colleges and universities at the in-state tuition rate.

In 2010 Ramirez defeated the incumbent senator from district 47 and now serves in the Maryland senate.

Legislative notes

  • voted in favor of Maryland gas tax increase
  • voted for the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)[1]
  • voted against slots in 2005 (HB1361)[2]
  • voted in favor of in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants in 2007 (HB6)[3]
  • voted in favor of the Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2)[4]
  • Past elections

  • 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 47th District
  • References

    Victor R. Ramirez Wikipedia

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