State Representative for House District 102
Ana-Maria Ramos is the current House District 102 State Representative and was elected into office in November of 2018. She successfully flipped a Republican-held seat and won in the Nov. 6 primary election with 52.9% of constituent votes. She was inspired to run for office to promote and protect progressive values for immigrant, Muslim, and LGBTQIA+ communities. She assumed office on January 8, 2019 and was appointed to sit on the Defense & Veterans' Affairs and Natural Resources Committees. Since her first day in office, Representative Ramos has been a fierce advocate for voting, LGBTQIA+, and women’s rights. She was re-elected in November of 2020, winning 53.9% of constituent votes against her Republican challenger and was appointed to the Natural Resources and Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committees. She is currently up for re-election and will be on the Democratic primary ballot in March of 2022.
A Dallas native, she is a wife, mother, and daughter of immigrants. After having her first child at the age of fifteen and dropping out of school, she learned how to advocate for herself and her newborn early on in life. Against all odds, Ana-Maria returned to school and obtained her G.E.D. from Dallas Can Academy. She made the decision to continue her educational career by enrolling at Eastfield Community College where she received an Associate's degree. Feeling one step closer to having a Bachelor's degree, Ana-Maria decided to enroll at the University of Texas at Arlington where she studied Communications. After fostering a love for education through obtaining her BA, she enrolled at the Texas Women's University in 2005 and received a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Shortly after receiving her BA and MA degrees, Ana-Maria enrolled at Southern Methodist University and received her Juris Doctorate. She currently owns Ramos Law PLLC based in Dallas, Texas and is a practicing Attorney at Law.
For the last twenty years, Representative Ramos has worked closely with members of her community on revitalization projects and public health/safety programs. For example, she spearheaded an initiative to buy a local neighborhood bar, Mario’s, that attracted criminal activity and had it demolished in 2005. Prior to the bar’s demolition, local community members were regularly being subjected to human and sex trafficking, muder, and drug use/trafficking. In an effort to reduce crime in her community, she worked as the middle-man to negotiate a deal between the bar’s owner and potential investors. The former bar has since been transformed into a local police store-front, benefiting locals. Representative Ramos has also obtained grants to help local underprivileged individuals with home improvements and crime reduction measures. Additionally, she has helped increase access to higher education in her community by heading the development of a new campus of El Centro Community College. Representative Ramos was the college’s first Executive Director. The college is presently fully operational.
Representative Ramos is committed to protecting marginalized groups and working class families. She is passionate about improving the lives of ALL Texans by investing in public education, providing access to affordable healthcare, and advocating for property tax reform. She remains focused on passing sensible gun legislation aimed at reducing violence, fighting for women’s rights, and protecting voting rights.