|Maryland State Senate District 47|
|January 12, 2011-Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Maryland State House of Delegates|
|Bachelor's||Frostburg State University, 1996|
|J.D.||Saint Thomas University School of Law, 2001|
|Birthday||July 20, 1974|
|Place of birth||San Salvador, El Salvador|
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.
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.
|Maryland State Senate, District 47 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Victor Ramirez Incumbent||68.4%||4,981|
|Walter Lee James, Jr.||31.6%||2,296|
- See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010
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|
|Victor Ramirez (D)||15,548||100%|
|Maryland State Senate, District 47- Democratic Primary (2010)|
Victor Ramirez raised $52,509 for his campaign.
|Maryland House of Delegates, District 47|
|Jolene Ivey (D)||12,860||35.3%|
|Victor Ramirez (D)||12,231||33.6%|
|Doyle Niemann (D)||11,229||30.8%|
In 2010, Ramirez raised $130,526 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|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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- Maryland State Legislature
- Maryland State Senate
- Maryland Senate Committees
- Maryland Joint Committees
- Maryland State Senate District 47
- Senate website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Maryland Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 3, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for State Senate," accessed December 5, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "2010 General Election Official Results," accessed March 24, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2006 Gubernatorial General Election results for House of Delegates," accessed March 24, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Ramirez's 2006 campaign contributions," accessed March 24, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Maryland 2010 - Candidates," accessed December 23, 2013
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