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Ruben J. Ramos, Edit Profile

politician , member of the New Jersey General Assembly

Ruben J. Ramos, Jr. is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2008, where he represents the 33rd Legislative District.

Background

Ramos,, Ruben J. was born on December 30, 1973.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science, Fairleigh Dickenson University, 1995.

Career

He also served as a city councilman in Hoboken. The youngest elected official in Hoboken history, he represented the Fourth Ward and served as city council president. He simultaneously held a seat in the New Jersey General Assembly and on the City Council.

This dual position, often called double dipping, is allowed under a grandfather clause in the state law enacted by the New Jersey Legislature and signed into law by Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine in September 2007 that prevents dual-office-holding but allows those who had held both positions as of February 1, 2008, to retain both posts. Ramos serves in the Assembly and chairs the Assembly Regulatory Oversight & Gaming Committee. Ramos was awarded a B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, with a major in Political Science.

Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 33rd District for the 2012-2013 Legislative Session are:Senator Brian P. Stack, andAssemblyman Sean ConnorsOn February 22, 2013, Ramos announced that he is running for the position of Mayor of Hoboken in the November 2013 elections against incumbent Dawn Zimmer, together with a slate of candidates for City Council. Ramos said that he would not run for re-election to the Assembly in 2014.

Achievements

  • Ramos and his running mates won a contentious primary battle in June 2007, defeating a slate supported by the Hudson County Democratic Organization led by then-Assemblyman Silverio Vega.

Connections

Married Norma Ramos; children: Isabel, Gail.

spouse:
Norma Ramos

children:
Isabel Ramos,

Gail Ramos,