Ruben Ramos, Jr.

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Ruben Ramos, Jr.
New Jersey General Assembly District 33
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 6
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFairleigh Dickinson University
ProfessionTeacher, Paterson Public Schools
Office website
Ruben Ramos, Jr. is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 33 since 2008. Ramos currently serves as Deputy Majority Whip.

Ramos was a councilman-at-large on the City of Hoboken Council from 2001 to 2009.[1]

Committee assignments




See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Ramos won re-election in 2011. He and Sean Connors defeated Ravi Bhalla in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They then defeated Fernando Unibe and Christopher Garcia in the November 8 general election.[2]

New Jersey General Assembly District 33 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Ramos, Jr. Incumbent 42.7% 17,444
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSean Connors 41.8% 17,064
     Republican Christopher Garcia 7.9% 3,214
     Republican Fernando Uribe 7.6% 3,121
Total Votes 40,843


Ramos successfully won re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election. He was bracketed with Caridad Rodriguez and defeated Republican challengers Beth Hamburger and John Barbadillo.[3][4]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Third Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ruben J. Ramos, Jr. (D) 24,734
Green check mark transparent.png Caridad Rodriguez (D) 23,451
Beth S. Hamburger (R) 8,788
John Barbadillo (R) 8,369

Campaign donors


In 2011, Ramos received $107,060 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ruben Ramos, Jr.'s campaign in 2011
New Jersey Education Association$8,200
Mason, Elizabeth$5,100
Graham, Ryan D$3,500
Raia, Frank$2,600
Remington, Craig F$2,600
Total Raised in 2011 $107,060
Total Votes received in 2011 17,444
Cost of each vote received $6.14


Below are Ramos's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[6]

Contributor 2009 total
Voice for All Hoboken $5,000
PAC $3,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9 $2,000
New Jersey Business & Industry Association $2,000
Gold Schnitler, Ginger $1,750


  • A1068 Requires NJT to purchase alternative fuel vehicles.
  • A1601 Creates new offenses and penalties regarding animal fighting.
  • A3023 Requires State to purchase energy efficient and hybrid vehicles; provides for phase-in of the requirement.
  • A4060 Requires telecommunications companies to provide caller location information to law enforcement officials in emergency situations.[7]



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