David Ramadan

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David-Imad Ramadan
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 87th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 11, 2012
Preceded by Paula Miller
Personal details
Born May 31, 1970
Beirut, Lebanon
Political party Republican
Alma mater George Mason University
Occupation Entrepreneur, Consultant, pundit
Website http://www.davidramadan.com/

David-Imad Ramadan (born May 31, 1970) is a Lebanese-born American politician and businessman. He has been a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates since January 2012, representing the 87th district in Loudoun and Prince William counties.[1] He has also taken the 9th largest US franchise, Curves International, into the Middle East and India. Ramadan was highlighted in a 2011 Washington Business Journal article discussing his bullish outlook on expanding Curves in Egypt and other Middle Eastern nations.[2] He is also a frequent commentator on TV and Radio news networks such as ABC's Good Morning America, LBC, MSNBC, France 24, Al-Hurra, BBC, and NPR.[3]

Ramadan serves on the Board of Visitors of George Mason University; he was appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell on July 1, 2010.[4] The Washington Post on July 1, 2010 described the appointment by VA's Governor to a VA university's board as "the most prestigious appointments they have to offer – as a thank you to longtime supporters and friends".[5]

Ramadan is a political activist with active roles in the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV), The Loudoun County Republican Committee,[6] and the Arab-American Republican community. He has served on presidential political campaigns as well as on gubernatorial and senatorial campaigns and was appointed by RPV Chair in 2008 to ethnic outreach leadership.[7]

In 2010, he participated in the RNC's "Fire Pelosi" Bus Tour/Campaign. He speaks and writes Arabic and English fluently.[8]

Ramadan has been called to testify in front of a grand jury to testify in an investigation regarding Governor Bob McDonnell.[9]

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, 87th district
Aug 23, 2011[10] Republican primary David I. Ramadan 1,368 55.76
Jo-Ann Chase 1,085 44.23
Nov 8, 2011[11] General David I. Ramadan Republican 5,435 49.92
Mike D. Kondratick Democratic 5,384 49.45
Write Ins 67 0.61
Paula Miller was redistricted out; seat changed from Democratic to Republican

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virginia House of Delegates 2013; Delegate David I. Ramadan". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  2. ^ Plumb, Tierney (March 8, 2011). "D.C.-area businessman expands Curves overseas". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "David Ramadan Bio". Retrieved December 1, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Governor McDonnell Announces Board Appointments and Additional Appointments to Administration" (Press release). Gov. McDonnell's Press Office. July 1, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ Kumar, Anita (July 1, 2010). "McDonnell appoints supporters to universities's boards of visitors". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 6, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Loudoun GOP". Loudoun County (VA) Republican Party. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Republicans name ethnic outreach leadership". Republican Party of Virginia. Retrieved December 6, 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ "David Ramadan LinkedIn Information". Retrieved December 1, 2010. [dead link]
  9. ^ Helderman, Rosalind S. (June 10, 2013). "Virginia Politics". The Washington Post. 
  10. ^ "August 2011 Republican Primary Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  11. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-04-16.