Victor Ramirez

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Victor Ramirez
Maryland State Senate District 47
In office
January 12, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 4
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland State House of Delegates
Bachelor'sFrostburg State University, 1996
J.D.Saint Thomas University School of Law, 2001
Date of birthJuly 20, 1974
Place of birthSan Salvador, El Salvador
Office website
Victor R. Ramirez (b. July 20, 1974) is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 47. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Ramirez served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 2003 to 2011.


Ramirez earned a B.A. in International Studies from Frostburg State University in 1996 and his J.D. from the St. Thomas University School of Law in 2001. His professional experience includes working as an attorney at his own practice, the Law Offices of Victor R. Ramirez, and a teacher of English classes for non-English speaking adults.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ramirez served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ramirez served on these committees:



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Victor Ramirez defeated Walter Lee James, Jr. in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland State Senate, District 47 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVictor Ramirez Incumbent 68.4% 4,981
Walter Lee James, Jr. 31.6% 2,296
Total Votes 7,277


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

In 2010, Ramirez ran to represent District 47 in the Maryland State Senate. He faced no Republican opposition in the November 2 election.[3]

In the September 14 Democratic primary, Ramirez defeated incumbent Democrat David Harrington. Harrington had represented the district since 2008.

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Ramirez was one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated an incumbent Democratic state senator.

Maryland State Senate, District 47 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Victor Ramirez (D) 15,548 100%
Maryland State Senate, District 47- Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Victor Ramirez 4,398 63.3%
David Harrington 2,546 36.7%


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Victor Ramirez ran for District 47 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Jolene Ivey but beating Doyle Niemann.[4]

Victor Ramirez raised $52,509 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 47
Candidates Votes Percent
Jolene Ivey (D) 12,860 35.3%
Victor Ramirez (D) 12,231 33.6%
Doyle Niemann (D) 11,229 30.8%
Write-Ins 120 0.3%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Ramirez raised $130,526 in contributions.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Ramirez, Victor $20,000
Friends Of Jolene Ivey $10,402
Mcgeo Food & Commercial Workers Local 1994 $5,750
Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54 $5,500


Ramierez is Co-Chair of the Maryland Democratic Hispanic Caucus, and a member of the American Bar Association, Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Prince George's County Bar Association, Maryland Educators Caucus, Maryland Veterans Caucus, Prince George's County Delegation, and the Task Force to Study Driver Licensing Documentation.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Harrington
Maryland State Senate District 47
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Maryland House of Delegates District 47
Succeeded by
Michael Summers