Robert Ramirez

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Robert Ramirez is a former legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado. Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Republican, Ramirez represented House District 29, which centers around the communities of Westminster and Arvada, from 2010 to 2012.[1]


Ramirez was born in New Jersey to a Mexican father and an American mother.[2][3] His parents divorced when he was eight years old; he and his two siblings were raised by their mother, who worked as a survey engineer among other jobs. As a young person he was active in Boy Scouts of America, and he went on to earn his Eagle Scout.[2]

Education and career[edit]

After graduating from high school Ramirez enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1988. He worked for several years in management positions in Texas then, moved to Arvada, Colorado. In 2002 and he moved to Westminster, Colorado. He has been a part of several entrepreneur ventures. Before beginning his legislative career he managed a Denver-based uniform supply company.[2]

Ramirez earned an associate degree in business. His wife, Suzanne, is an elementary school teacher and has worked in Jefferson County schools since 2001.[2] Ramirez attributes his political aspirations to his daughter prodding him to serve.[4]

Legislative career[edit]

2010 election[edit]

In the 2010 legislative session, Ramirez served on the Transportation and Education committees.[5]

2011 legislative session[edit]

2012 legislative session[edit]

2012 election[edit]

In the 2012 General Election, Representative Ramirez faced Democratic challenger Tracy Kraft-Tharp. Kraft-Tharp was elected by a margin of 51% to 43%.[6][7]


  1. ^ Paulson, Steven K. (2010-11-18). "Colorado GOP retains control of state House". Camera (Boulder, Colorado). Retrieved 2011-05-02.
  2. ^ a b c d "Biography of Republican State Representative Robert Ramirez". Ramirez for Colorado HD29. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
  3. ^ Hoover, Tim (2011-04-28). "Latino Republican in Colorado House struggled over vote on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
  4. ^ Maher, Kelly (2010-11-21). Rep.-elect Ramirez inspired by daughter's Reagan rock. Who Said You Said. The Liberty Lab. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
  5. ^ "Representative Robert Ramirez". Colorado General Assembly directory. 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
  6. ^ "CO - Election Results - Colorado Secretary of State". 
  7. ^ "State House 2012 Election Results - Denver Post". 

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