Friday, October 29, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Names Dan Ramos Friend of Agriculture, Endorses him for State Representative
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: www.farmvotesmatter.org.
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.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
After all, the name has been there over and over again. Koziura has been in the state House for an incredible 11 two-year terms, including the last four in a row.
Such longevity is increasingly rare among state legislators because of term limits, which restrict them to a maximum eight consecutive years in office.
Koziura can’t run again for the House — he’s running for
Neither Henry “Skip” Lewandowski Jr., 50, the Republican candidate, nor Dan Ramos, 29, the Democrat, has run for office before, but their race nonetheless pits an outsider against an insider.
Lewandowski, an associate professor in the business division at Baldwin Wallace College, is trained in engineering and has worked in academia and business, including for companies that supply the military and the automotive industry. He held administrative positions at
Until Ramos became a candidate, he was a senior policy analyst to House Speaker Armond Budish, D-Beachwood.
Before that, he worked as a policy aide to then Minority Leader Joyce Beatty, D-Columbus, and a legislative aide to Koziura, D-Lorain.
Lewandowski is older and has a more varied resume, which he contends give him an advantage on Ramos in terms of life experience.
Maybe so, but the key experience here is legislative experience, especially with the state facing a huge budget deficit.
Ramos has been working in the General Assembly since before his graduation from The Ohio State University in 2003.
He knows the drill and the leaders who will conduct it.
Beyond that, Ramos seems to us mature beyond his years.
He is knowledgeable and driven but soft-spoken and realistic. In terms of personality, he is a sort of anti-Koziura, neither brash nor profane like his mentor.
We believe he is better-prepared than Lewandowski to replace Koziura, and we recommend that voters in the district elect him.
The district includes
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
“Dan Ramos has keen knowledge of the inner workings of the Ohio House” said Tim Hanely, Chairman of the Ohio State Legislative Board. His Main Street USA background makes him an ideal representative for the people” Hanely added.
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