Get to Know Dan Ramos
Get to Know 2016 YD Candidate … Dan Ramos
Name: Dan Ramos
Office you’re seeking: Reelection for State Representative District 56
Twitter handle: @repdanramos
Why are you running? I am running to make my community and state a better place; to make certain that everyone has the opportunity to build a quality life for themselves, not just a select few.
What are the most important issues on your campaign? The most important issue is providing opportunity. My area has been particularly hard hit by the great recession. It’s important to work to create, well-paying 21st Century jobs, while saving the ones we have, but we must also work to make certain college is affordable for students, and debt isn't burdening for graduates to make certain our generation is able to start our careers on solid footing.
Give us a fun fact about yourself. The first person I ever voted for was my then Mayor, Joe Koziura. Joe went back to being State Representative, hired me to be his Legislative Aide, and I eventually succeeded him when he was term-limited. It’s kind of full circle.
Who is your favorite president? Why? Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR showed that with hard work, we could do more to help people than most people believed possible. There is a positive place in people's lives for the government, if the government works for all. He showed that was possible.
What’s your favorite food on the campaign trail? Why? Anything home-cooked. I love cooking, actually, but rarely have time to on the trail, so any time someone makes something from scratch that's the best. Other than that, we actually have some rather unique food options in Lorain County. My favorite quick snacks are called pastelillos, which are a sort of Puerto Rican meat turnover. They sell them everywhere and are a delicious treat. That and a craft beer or two after a long day is always good.
If you could be a superhero, who would you be? Why? Is Robin Hood a superhero? Everyone paying their fair share so we could all have a bright future seems pretty super, to me.
If you were a professional athlete what song would you choose to be your “walk out” song? "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" by the Rolling Stones
What was your first paid job? Janitor at a hardware store called Willow in Lorain.
How can young dems help in your race? We always need folks to help knock doors for my race, as well as Secretary Clinton & Gov. Strickland in Lorain County. My campaign manager is an active Young Dem. That's helpful too.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]