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  Ramos, Benjamin "Ben"
NameBenjamin "Ben" Ramos
Address2145 N. Howard Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , United States
Born August 31, 1956 (64 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 12, 2019 03:21pm
Tags Hispanic -
InfoBenjamin Ramos was appointed Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth by Gov. Edward G. Rendell on Jan. 21, 2003.

Previously, Acting Secretary Ramos was the President of Selecto Consultants, LLC, a Pennsylvania company organized to provide consulting services to governments, business and community institutions to meet their market needs.

Acting Secretary 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. In addition, Acting Secretary Ramos was appointed to serve on the Select Committee on Pharmaceuticals, the Select Committee on Alternatives for Philadelphia International Airport and the Sub-Committee on School Violence. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus; Co-Chair, Pennsylvania Statewide Latino Coalition (PSLC); member, National Hispanic Cacus of State Legislators (NHCSL) and National Association of Latino Elected/Appointed Officials (NALED).

Acting Secretary Ramos also served as Deputy Mayor in the City of Philadelphia from 1992-1994 responsible for Community Affairs in the Rendell Administration. Prior to his appointment, he was the Director of Special Projects for APM, Inc., a community non-profit organization, where he developed their first housing program and a multi-million dollar low-income housing development initiative in Eastern North Philadelphia. From 1984-1988 he worked for City Councilman At-Large Angel L. Ortiz, where he served in various capacities including, Chief of Staff.

Born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, Acting Secretary Ramos has been living in the City of Philadelphia since 1971. He is a graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School. Attended Community College of Philadelphia, Temple University and the Graduate School of Business of New Hampshire College. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Community and Economic Development. He is married to Carmen P. Ramos and has four children.


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