Ruben Ramos, Jr.

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Ruben Ramos, Jr.
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New Jersey General Assembly District 33
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2007
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sFairleigh Dickinson University
Personal
Birthday12/30/1973
ProfessionTeacher, Paterson Public Schools
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ruben J. Ramos, Jr. (b. December 30, 1973) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007. Ramos currently serves as Deputy Majority Whip.

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

Ramos and fellow District 33 Assemblyman Sean Connors (D) did not seek re-election in 2013. Their seats will be filled by Democrats Carmelo G. Garcia and Raj Mukherji.

Biography

Ramos earned his B.A. in Political Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1995. His professional experience includes working as a Teacher at Public School 15 since 1998.[2]

Committee assignments

2010-2012

Issues

  • 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.[3]

Elections

2011

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 Uribe and Christopher Garcia in the November 8 general election.[4]

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

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

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.[5][6]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Ramos is available dating back to 2007. Based on available campaign finance records, Ramos raised a total of $215,311 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[7]

Ruben Ramos, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 33 Won $107,060
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 33 Won $108,251
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 33 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $215,311

2011

Ramos won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Ramos raised a total of $107,060.

2009

Ramos won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Ramos raised a total of $15,355.

2007

Ramos won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Ramos raised a total of $0.

Endorsements

2011

In 2011, Ramos' endorsements included the following: [8]

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