Victor R. Ramirez

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Victor R. Ramirez
Victor R. Ramirez (2007).jpg
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 47th district
Assumed office
January 12, 2011
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 47th district
In office
January 8, 2003 – January, 11 2011
Succeeded by Michael G. Summers
Personal details
Born (1974-07-20) July 20, 1974 (age 40)
San Salvador, El Salvador
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Betsy Ramirez
Religion Catholic

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.[1]

In the legislature[edit]

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. [2]

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

Legislative notes[edit]

  • voted in favor of Maryland gas tax increase [3]
  • 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[edit]

  • 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 47th District[1]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Jolene Ivey, Democratic 12,860   35.5%    Won
Victor R. Ramirez, Democratic 12,231   33.6%    Won
Doyle L. Niemann, Democratic 11,229   30.8%    Won
Other write-ins 120   .3%    
  1. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved July 26, 2007. 

Democratic Party Activist[edit]

During the 2008 democratic presidential primary, Ramirez endorsed the campaign of Illinois Senator Barack Obama and was co-founder of Latinos for Obama in Maryland.

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