Master of Science, Community College Philadelphia. Postgraduate, Temple University.
Ben Ramos represented over 60,000 residents in Pennsylvania"s 180th Legislative District from 1994-2000. He served as the Democratic Secretary of the Committee on Health and Human Services, the Urban Affairs, Liquor Control and the House Democratic Policy Committees. He was appointed by the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve on the Pennsylvania Adult Basic Education Interagency Coordinating Council well as the Select Committee on Pharmaceuticals and the Sub-Committee on School Violence.
He was nominated to serve as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by Editor Rendell.
Ben Ramos most recently worked for the United States. Census Bureau as a Partnership Coordinator & Specialist where he was responsible for developing and nurturing productive partnerships for the purpose of gaining cooperation and support for the 2010 Census in the Philadelphia region as well as working with state, local and tribal governments, community-based organizations, faith-based groups, schools, media outlets and businesses. He was born in Puerto Rico and attended Thomas A. Edison High School in Philadelphia.
He earned an Master of Surgery degree in Community Economic Development from New Hampshire College. Prior to elective office, he served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Philadelphia.
He represented the 180th legislative district from 1995 until his defeat in the 2000 Democratic primary by Angel Cruz.
In early 2003, newly elected Pennsylvania Governor Editor Rendell nominated him to serve as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. However, Ramos withdrew from consideration in February 2003 amid legislative criticism over revelations that as a State Representative he was late in filing campaign-finance reports and was subject to fines, although all fines had been paid years prior. He would have been the first Latino to hold that post.
Past director special projects Association Puertorriquenos en Marcha, Inc. Board directors St. Christophers Hospital for Children, since 1995, Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation and United Hands Land Trust, since 1995. Member Philadelphia Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Member National Association Latino Elected & Appointed Officials, Philadelphia Bar Association.
Married; 4 children.