|Virginia House of Delegates District 87|
|January 8, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|High school||International College|
|Bachelor's||George Mason University|
|Master's||George Mason University|
|Profession||President of RAMA International Incorporated|
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.
Ramadan summarizes his biography in a video available here.
In the 2012-2013 session, Ramadan served on the following committees:
Ramadan’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
- 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."
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.
Incumbent Ramadan won this seat in 2011 by only 51 votes, and donors have poured money into both sides of the race during Ramadan's bid for a second-term in this district on the western fringes of the Washington, DC, urban area. John Bell (D), an Air Force veteran who ran for the House of Delegates in 2009, was endorsed by Democracy for America and aimed to win in this district that President Barack Obama (D) won with 56 percent of the vote in 2012. However, Governor Bob McDonnell (R) carried this district with 59 percent of the vote in 2009, and although both candidates had raised substantial sums of money, Ramadan had a significant fundraising advantage as of early September. Bell was the first of the two candidates to run a television advertisement, which went on the air in mid-September.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 87 General Election, 2011|
|Virginia House of Delegates Republican Primary, 2011|
In 2011, Ramadan received $627,102 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Ramadan's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia Republican Party||$104,450|
|Heavin, Howard Gary||$75,000|
|Heavin, Howard Gary||$75,000|
|Opportunity Virginia PAC||$40,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$627,102|
|Total Votes received in 2011||5,435|
|Cost of each vote received||$115.38|
David Ramadan radio interview on the John Fredericks Show
In 2013, Ramadan’s endorsements included the following:
- 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
Ramadan and his wife, Christie, live in Dulles, VA.
- The Associated Press, "David Ramadan makes history in Va. House election" November 20, 2011
- The Loudoun Times, "Distinct views in 87th District House of Delegates race," October 12, 2011
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "David + Ramadan + Virginia + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- House website
- Campaign website
- Candidate Facebook page
- Personal website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- David Ramadan on Twitter
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Richmond Sunlight page
- Wikipedia page
- David Ramadan for Delegate blog
- David Ramadan, "General Issues," accessed September 18, 2013
- Democracy for America, "Bell for Delegate," accessed October 3, 2013
- Daily Kos, "A look at the 2013 Virginia House of Delegates Elections," April 11, 2013
- University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball, "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013
- Virginia Public Access Project, "House of Delegates District 87," accessed October 4, 2013
- The Loudoun Times, "Ramadan opponent, Bell, hits the airwaves," September 23, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- David Ramadan, "2013 Endorsements," accessed September 18, 2013
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