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David Ramadan

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David Ramadan
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Virginia House of Delegates District 87
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolInternational College
Bachelor'sGeorge Mason University
Master'sGeorge Mason University
Personal
ProfessionPresident of RAMA International Incorporated
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David I. Ramadan is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 87. He was first elected in to the chamber in 2011.

Biography

Ramadan earned his M.A. in international trade and transactions from George Mason University and his B.A. in government and politics.

Ramadan worked as the President of RAMA International Incorporated, the President of RAMA Jewelry, the Chief Executive Officer at Expand to America, the President at David Ramadan Trust, and as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 session, Ramadan served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Ramadan’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Taxes and Spending
Excerpt: "Since 2000, Virginia’s budget has nearly doubled. There is about as much of an appetite in Richmond for cutting spending as there is in Washington – but I intend to continue to work to change that. As your representative in Richmond, I will continue to work to ensure that state government keeps its spending focused on its main priorities – and ensure that proper controls and audits are in place to prevent waste, fraud and abuse. Further, I will continue to oppose increasing taxes."
  • Jobs, the Economy and the American Dream
Excerpt: "Reduce and review all existing government regulations. Implement bi-partisan Economic Development and Jobs Creation plans. Ensure that tax incentives for companies locating in Virginia are being used and in compliance with their stated objectives. Ensure that Virginia maintains its right-to-work status. Ensure that Virginia’s higher education system maintains its affordability and level of quality. Work towards achievable, affordable and realistic transportation solutions."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I am passionate about maintaining our top state schools, and working to keep them affordable for all Virginians. I also want to make sure that our local schools are properly preparing our children for the next step in their education. With record spending in the public schools, lack of money should no longer be used as the 'excuse' for poor test grades and proper preparation. I also support the rights of parents as the first educators of their children, and will support and defend those who choose to Home-School their children."
  • Life and Family Issues
Excerpt: "I believe that life begins at the moment of conception. ...I believe that marriage as defined by God is between a man and a woman – and support Virginia’s attempts to keep it as such."
  • Personal Property, the 2nd Amendment and Constitutional Rights
Excerpt: "I will be an advocate for property rights and will oppose any and all efforts of the Government to confiscate private property. I believe that the Government closer to the people is more aware and better serves its constituents."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Ramadan is running for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 87. Ramadan ran unopposed in the June 11 Republican primary and is challenged by John Bell (D) in the general election, which takes place on November 5, 2013.

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Ramadan ran in the 2011 election for Virginia House District 87. He defeated Jo-Ann Chase in the primary on August 23, 2011 and defeated Mike Kondratick in the November 8 general election.[2]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 87 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Ramadan 50.2% 5,435
     Democratic Mike Kondratick 49.8% 5,384
Total Votes 10,819


Virginia House of Delegates Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Ramadan 55.7% 1,363
Jo-Ann Chase 44.3% 1,084
Total Votes 2,447

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Ramadan received $627,102 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Ramadan’s endorsements included the following:[4]

  • Frank Wolf, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Virginia Police Benevolent Association
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
  • Betsy Davis, Mayor of Middleburg
  • Ralph Buona, Supervisor, Ashburn District, Loudoun Board of Supervisors

Personal

Ramadan and his wife, Christie, live in Dulles, VA.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paula Miller
Virginia House of Delegates District 87
2012–present
Succeeded by
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