Harry R. Ramey, Jr.

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Harry R. Ramey, Jr.
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Illinois House of Representatives District 55
Former member
In office
July 29, 2005-2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
AppointedJuly 29, 2005
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Chairman, Wayne Township Republican Organization
2004-2006
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1985
Personal
BirthdayMarch 17, 1962
Place of birthSpringfield, IL
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Harry "Randy" Ramey, Jr. (born March 17, 1962) is a former Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 55 from his appointment July 29, 2005 to 2013.

Ramey worked as an Outreach Representative for the Illinois Secretary of State from 1992-2005, Kitchen Manager at Cody Coyote's Restaurant, Chef at Kathleen's Restaurant, and Manager for Ground Round Restaurants.

He is a Committeeman with the Wayne Township Republican Organization, serving as Chairman from 2004-2006, and a Trustee from 1999-2006.

He is a member of the Du Cap Board, Masons, Medinah Shrine, Scottish Rite, 3rd Degree Master Mason, and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ramey served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ramey served on the following committees:


Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Ramey ran in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 23. Ramey lost to incumbent Carole Pankau in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[2][3]

Ramey was targeted for defeat by Family-Pac.[4]

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ramey won re-election to the 55th District seat against Democrat Gregory C. Brownfield.[5] He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 55 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Harry R. Ramey, Jr. (R) 19,604 62.36%
Gregory Brownfield (D) 11,833 37.64%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Harry Ramey won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 55 receiving 24,206 votes, ahead of Democrat Broc Montgomery (19,231 votes), and Daniel Kairis (Green) who received 2,108 votes.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 55 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harry Ramey (R) 24,206
Broc Montgomery (D) 19,231
Daniel Kairis (G) 2,108

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Harry Ramey won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 55. He ran unopposed receiving 22,180 votes.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 55 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harry Ramey (D) 22,180

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Ramey collected $121,762 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[9]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harry R. Ramey, Jr.'s campaign in 2010
Illinois Education Association$21,000
Wayne Township Republican Organization$5,300
Public Payphones Inc$5,000
James Pate Philip Campaign Fund$3,900
AT&T$3,000
Total Raised in 2010 $121,762

2008

In 2008, Ramey collected $90,912 in donations.[10]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
P.S. Advertising $5,220
Public Payphones Inc. $2,900
Illinois Education Association $2,500
Michael Vondra $2,500
Janice & Brian Doherty $2,500

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[11][12]

2012

Ramey received a score of 57.14 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 50th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 55
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Martin J. Moylan (D)