Thursday, March 11, 2010
“It goes to show that my opponent, even after years of being director of the Board of Elections, lacks a basic understanding of Ohio’s elections laws and the Ohio Constitution” said Ramos. “This proves that we need our new State Representative to have real experience and understanding of Ohio’s laws and legislative processes” continued Ramos. “I have years of legislative experience in the Ohio House of Representatives, and can start working on day one.”
“I am happy to put this baseless accusation behind me. I will continue to do what I have been doing all along, talking to real people about real issues that affect their lives such as creating new, good paying jobs, renovating our neighborhoods and downtowns, and improving the quality of education” added Ramos.
Ramos is a Lorain native, a graduate of Lorain City Schools and The Ohio State University. He has served as Senior Policy Analyst to House Speaker Armond Budish and Legislative Aide to Representative Koziura.
The 56th District includes the cities of Lorain, Oberlin, Sheffield Lake, and South Amherst, as well as all of Amherst Township, New Russia Township, and Sheffield Township. The District also includes parts of Elyria, Amherst, Carlisle Township, and Elyria Township.
Monday, March 1, 2010
LORAIN — Dan Ramos, of Lorain, a former aide to state Rep. Joe Koziura, D-Lorain, is running to succeed him in the Legislature.
Until last month, Ramos, 28, was senior policy analyst in the office of Armond Budish, Democratic speaker of the state House. He served as Koziura’s sole aide from 2005 to 2007.
In his most recent job, which Ramos gave up to seek Koziura’s seat, he advised Budish and the Democratic Party leadership and oversaw a team of policy analysts, according to his resume. He concentrated on the issues of health care and higher education funding.
Ramos, who is a graduate of Admiral King High School and The Ohio State University, has not held elective office, spending most of his career working for the Democratic Party and its leaders in the House.
“I’m the only person who has Statehouse experience,” he said in response to a question about why voters should elect him. “That’s what we need, somebody who can hit the ground running.”
Koziura is leaving the House because of term limits, and his 56th District seat already has attracted the attention of another Democrat, Jose Candelario, who announced last month that he intended to seek the seat and resign his post as director of the Lorain County Board of Elections.
The deadline to file petitions to seek the seat is Feb. 18.
The district includes Lorain, Sheffield Lake, Oberlin and South Amherst; Amherst, New Russia and Sheffield townships; and parts of Elyria, Amherst and Carlisle and Elyria townships.