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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ohio and Vicinity Regional Council of Carpenters endorses Dan Ramos for State Representative

Dear Mr. Ramos,

The Ohio and Vicinity Regional Council of Carpenters is pleased to inform you that we are proud to endorse your candidacy for the Ohio House of Representatives 56th District.

We believe that your commitment about issues facing Ohio and your desire to enhance the quality of life for Ohio citizens is what our legislature needs. We feel that this will be beneficial to Ohio and our 18,000 plus Carpenters and their families.

On behalf of our Executive Board and our affiliated Local Unions, we wish you the best of luck for a successful campaign and a November election victory. We are looking forward to working with you in the legislature. Please feel free to utilize this endorsement in any appropriate and ethical manner during your campaign.

AFSCME Power in Action Endorses Dan Ramos for State Representative

Dear Dan:

This letter is to inform you that your candidacy for State Representative in District 56 has been endorsed by AFSCME Power in Action. AFSCME Power in Action represents more than 72,000 men and women in Ohio. Our more than 45,000 active members of AFSCME Ohio Council 8 provide vital public services in cities, counties, hospitals, public schools and institutions of higher learning. Our retirees, members of AFSCME Retiree Chapter 1184, continue to play an active role in our grassroots efforts.

As you are aware, Ohio will continue to face many challenges in the next General Assembly. The members of AFSCME Ohio Council 8 and Retiree Chapter 1184 stand ready to work with you to craft legislation that will benefit all Ohioans.

AFSCME Power in Action wishes you the best in your election efforts.

Ohio Association of Public School Employees endorses Dan Ramos for State Representative

Dear Mr. Ramos

Congratulations! Your candidacy has been endorsed by the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4, AFL-CIO).

OAPSE represents more than 45,000 working men and women who daily perform services in our public schools; public libraries; state, community and technical colleges; Head Start agencies; and Boards of Developmentally Disabled.

The OAPSE endorsement will be conveyed to all our members. In addition, our grass roots political operation will be encouraged to participate in your election effort.

I wish you every success on November 2nd, and look forward to working with you in the future for the betterment of Ohio.

United Transportation Union Endorses Dan Ramos for State Representative

Dear Mr. Ramos:

The Executive Committee of the Ohio State Legislative Board, United Transportation Union, a union that represents railroad operating personnel in Ohio, has endorsed your candidacy for State House of Representatives in the 2010 General Election.

It is our belief that if you are elected, you will take into consideration that concerns of our union and its membership and allow the general public to provide you with information that will permit you to make sound judgment decisions.

Our membership will be advised of this endorsement, with the request that they contact relatives, friends, and neighbors to actively support and vote for your election.

You are at liberty to use this letter to advise your constituents of this endorsement by the Ohio State Legislative Board of the United Transportation Union.

International Union of Operating Engineers Endorse Dan Ramos for State Representative

Dear Candidate Ramos:

Local 18 of the International Union of Operating Engineers would like to take this opportunity to endorse your candidacy for election to the 56th District of the Ohio House of Representatives.

Thank you for your support of our issues.

Good luck and best wishes.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Dan Ramos Receives Ohio Manufacturers’ Endorsement

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association Political Action Committee (OMA-PAC) has announced its endorsement of Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) in his candidacy for the 56th District Ohio House race for the upcoming November election.

“Our goal is to help elect the most qualified candidates to protect and grow Ohio manufacturing,” said OMA president Eric Burkland. “With today’s endorsement, we’ve taken an important step in accomplishing that goal. Dan Ramos supports the issues that are important to Ohio manufacturers and their employees and understands that a strong manufacturing sector leads to a healthier economy, good jobs and improved quality of life for all Ohioans. We are pleased to support him.”

Candidate endorsements are made by the OMA-PAC board of directors based on a variety of information including public records and member support in the district.

Dan Ramos is seeking his first term in the Ohio House representing the 56th District, which includes Lorain, Oberlin, Sheffield Lake, South Amherst, parts of Elyria, and the townships of Amherst, Elyria, New Russia, and Sheffield.

The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association is a volunteer-driven organization of more than 1,500 large-, medium- and small-sized member companies that serves as the voice of manufacturers in the Ohio General Assembly and before state regulatory agencies. The OMA’s mission is to protect and grow Ohio manufacturing. Learn more at


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Names Dan Ramos Friend of Agriculture, Endorses him for State Representative

Dear Candidate Ramos,

On Behalf of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Agriculture for Good Government Political Action Committee (OFBF-AGGPAC), we are pleased to inform you that you have received the “2010 Friend of Agriculture” designation for your strong support of Ohio agriculture.

Ohio’s 78,000 farms are the backbone of the state’s $98 billion agricultural industry, which employs one out of seven Ohioans. Ensuring a safe, affordable and widely available food supply is a goal all Ohioans share and we are especially proud to partner with you in advancing public policy that supports this goal.

Please feel free to use the “Friend of Agriculture” designation in your campaign as you feel appropriate and helpful. For our part, we will be listing your “Friend of Agriculture” status in our election guide, which will be mailed to more than 60,000 farm families in late-September. You will also be listed as a “Friend of Agriculture” on OFBF’s Election website:

If you have any questions or we may be of further assistance, please contact us. Thank you for your willingness to serve the people of Ohio and for your strong support of agriculture.