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Phil Ramos

D

New York State Assembly, District 6 (2019 - Present)

Deputy Majority Leader, New York State Assembly (? - Present)

Quick Facts
Personal Details

Philip Ramos (Democratic Party) is a member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 6. Ramos assumed office in 2003. Ramos' current term ends on December 31, 2020.

Ramos (Democratic Party) ran for re-election to the New York State Assembly to represent District 6. Ramos won in the general election on November 6, 2018.

Ramos served as Deputy Majority Leader during the 2015 legislative session.

Ramos' professional experience includes being a Detective for Suffolk County Police Department, a police officer for Suffolk County, a emergency medical technician and a therapy aide for Pilgrim Psychiatric Center.

Education

  • Graduated, Brentwood High School, 1974

Professional Experience

  • Graduated, Brentwood High School, 1974
  • Former Therapy Aide, Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
  • Officer, Suffolk County Police Department, 1979-1999
  • Detective, Suffolk County Police Department, 1987-1999

Political Experience

  • Graduated, Brentwood High School, 1974
  • Former Therapy Aide, Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
  • Officer, Suffolk County Police Department, 1979-1999
  • Detective, Suffolk County Police Department, 1987-1999
  • Deputy Majority Leader, New York State Assembly, 2015-present
  • Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, District 6, 2003-present
  • Candidate, New York State Assembly, District 6, 2018

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Volunteer Emergency Services, New York State Assembly

Former Co-Chair, Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment, New York State Assembly

Former Chair, Veteran's Affairs Committee, New York State Assembly

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Aging Committee

Member, Education Committee

Member, Local Governments Committee

Member, Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force

Member, Subcommittee on Students with Special Needs

Member, Ways and Means Committee

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Graduated, Brentwood High School, 1974
  • Former Therapy Aide, Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
  • Officer, Suffolk County Police Department, 1979-1999
  • Detective, Suffolk County Police Department, 1987-1999
  • Deputy Majority Leader, New York State Assembly, 2015-present
  • Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, District 6, 2003-present
  • Candidate, New York State Assembly, District 6, 2018
  • Founder/President, Suffolk County Police Hispanic Society, 1993-present
  • Member/First Vice Chair, Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, New York State Assembly
  • Member, Long Island Guardians
Elections

2018

Ramos also ran in the 2018 election as a Working Families Party, Women's Equality Party, Independence Party, and Reform Party candidate.

General election
General election for New York State Assembly District 6

Incumbent Philip Ramos (D) won election in the general election for New York State Assembly District 6 on November 6, 2018.

Philip Ramos (D)
99.6%
21,572 Votes
Other/Write-in votes
0.4%
83 Votes

Total votes: 21,655
(100.00% precincts reporting)

Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for New York State Assembly District 6

Incumbent Philip Ramos advanced from the Democratic primary for New York State Assembly District 6 on September 13, 2018.

Philip Ramos (D)

Republican primary election

No Republican candidates ran in the primary.


2016

Elections for the New York State Assembly took place in 2016. The primary election took place on September 13, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The filing deadline for major party candidates was July 14, 2016. The filing deadline for independent candidates was August 23, 2016.

Incumbent Philip Ramos ran unopposed in the New York State Assembly District 6 general election.

New York State Assembly, District 6 General Election, 2016

Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Philip Ramos Incumbent (unopposed)
Source: New York Board of Elections

Incumbent Philip Ramos defeated Giovanni Mata in the New York State Assembly District 6 Democratic primary.

New York State Assembly, District 6 Democratic Primary, 2016

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Philip Ramos Incumbent 72.95% 2,012
Democratic Giovanni Mata 27.05% 746
Total Votes 2,758

Ramos also ran on the Working Families and Independence Party tickets.

2014

Elections for the New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Philip Ramos was set to face Giovanni Mata in the Democratic primary, but Mata was removed from the race on August 12, 2014, leaving Ramos unopposed. Victoria Serpa was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ramos ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets and Serpa ran on the Conservative Party and UCP-United Communities Party tickets. Ramos defeated Serpa in the general election.

New York State Assembly, District 6 General Election, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhilip Ramos Incumbent 68.5% 9,437
Republican Victoria Serpa 31.5% 4,332
Total Votes 13,769

2012

Ramos ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 6. He defeated Samuel J. Gonzalez in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Manuel Troche ran unopposed in the Republican primary; he also ran on the Conservative Party ticket. He defeated Manuel Troche in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.

New York State Assembly, District 6, General Election, 2012

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhilip Ramos Incumbent 80.8% 22,506
Republican Manuel Troche 19.2% 5,358
Total Votes 27,864

New York State Assembly, District 6 Democratic Primary, 2012

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhilip Ramos Incumbent 78.3% 1,476
Samuel Gonzalez 21.7% 409
Total Votes 1,885

2010

Ramos ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Mohsen Elsayed (R) in the general election on November 2. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State and Working Families Party.

New York State Assembly, District 6 2010

Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Philip Ramos (D) 13,684
Mohsen Elsayed (R) 4,570

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ramos won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 6, defeating opponent Waldo Cabrera (Conservative).

Ramos raised $148,270 for his campaign while Cabrera raised $28,242.

New York State Assembly, District 6 2008

Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Philip Ramos (D) 23,386
Waldo Cabrera (Conservative) 1,968
Articles

Governor Cuomo Announces Transformational Projects for Central Islip as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award

Aug. 1, 2019

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced seven transformational projects for Central Islip as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. The strategic investments in downtown Central Islip will augment the community's opportunities, including access to LIRR transit, proximity to residential neighborhoods and community resources, and reuse of vacant and underutilized parcels with potential to support mixed-use development. The investments are part of the Governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the economy and create more opportunities for Long Island. "As part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, Central Islip will be able to further diversify its already growing economy through increased access to transportation and the redevelopment of mixed-used spaces," Governor Cuomo said. "This thriving community will serve as an example to other cities for how targeted investments can enhance opportunities and quality of life." "Central Islip has seen significant investment over the last couple decades with housing and recreational complexes," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who made today's announcement. "We're building on that growth by funding projects as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative that will make needed infrastructure upgrades, streetscape improvements, and add housing and retail for residents. We are focused on revitalizing the area by supporting economic development that creates jobs, continues to attract businesses, and strengthens the economy of Long Island." Central Islip was named a DRI Round 3 winner in August 2018. Central Islip is a diverse economic and residential community with more than one-third of its population represented by ethnic minorities. As a resultof this diversified economy and workforce and increasing residential population, downtown Central Islip is on the verge of becoming a vibrant transit-oriented epicenter for the entire Islip community. DRI funds will be used to leverage the state's investment in the LIRR Third Track and Double Track projects by promoting transit development and downtown revitalization adjacent to the Central Islip rail station. With complete streets and traffic calming, this downtown will become a more inviting and enjoyable area. There are many sites along the downtown Carleton Avenue corridor that are ripe for redevelopment with the advent of sewers, including a potential public-private partnership that would be ideal for needed mixed-use development. The specific projects to be funded through the DRI include: Enhance the Pedestrian Experience in the Downtown Corridor: Install streetscape improvements along Carleton Avenue between Suffolk Avenue and Smith Street to enhance pedestrian safety and experience of the corridor, and to strengthen connections between downtown and other community resources. Improvements include corridor-wide amenities, as well as site-specific lighting, signage and trees defining a northern gateway to the corridor; a new Clayton Place Plaza adjacent to the fire department; and lighting at additional key locations. Install Infrastructure along Carleton Avenue: Introduce a sewer system in downtown Central Islip to eliminate current limitations to the area's development and support a more varied and vibrant mix of commercial activities, including 'wet uses' like restaurants. This project consists of installing new sewer line along Carleton Avenue between Suffolk Avenue and Smith Street, promoting dense, mixed-use development along the corridor and laying the foundation for future investment. Redevelop Site of Former Train Station into a Mixed-Use Development: Transform the site of a former Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station into a transit-friendly, mixed-use development providing community members with affordable and market-rate apartments, retail space, a cultural facility, and a public plaza - all accessible from the current LIRR station. DRI funds will help the Town of Islip secure a developer for the site and offset costs associated with site acquisition, on-site improvements, vertical construction, parking, and gap financing. Create a Central Islip History Trail: Celebrate Central Islip's history by developing a five-mile hiking and biking trail extending from the Federal Courthouse to the Historic Heines Homestead, with interpretive signage at historic sites along the way, encouraging historical tourism and active lifestyles. DRI funds will be used for trail costs within the DRI area, such as signage identifying six downtown sites, audio/phone enhancement, and distance markers. Construct a Downtown Mixed-Use Development: Construct a 26,000 square foot mixed-use multi-story building at 108 and 110 Carleton Avenue with ground-floor retail or commercial use and upper-story affordable apartments, parking, providing opportunities for downtown living, enabling new commercial uses, and increasing foot traffic. Create a Mixed-Use Development on a Prominent Downtown Corner: Build a two-story, mixed-use building on a highly visible corner of the corridor at 69 and 75 Carleton Avenue to provide opportunities for new commercial uses, parking, a mix of studio and one-bedroom residences for a multi-generational community, and a downtown destination for visitors and residents. Establish a Commercial Property Improvement Fund: Establish a grant program supporting the rehabilitation and improvement of buildings within the DRI area to support owners' and merchants' investment in the Carleton Avenue area, shift perception of the corridor, and attract new businesses, activities, and customers. Potential projects include façade enhancement, signage, or interior fit-out improvements. Central Islip developed a Strategic Investment Plan to revitalize its downtown with $300,000 in planning funds from the $10 million DRI grant. A Local Planning Committee made up of municipal representatives, community leaders, and other stakeholders led the effort, supported by a team of private sector experts and state planners. The Strategic Investment Plan for downtown Central Islip examined local assets and opportunities and identified economic development, transportation, housing, and community projects that align with the community's vision for downtown revitalization and that are poised for implementation. The DRI projects are the latest example of Governor Cuomo's ongoing commitment to Central Islip and Long Island. New York State Secretary of State Rossana Rosado said, "This is an exciting announcement for Central Islip and all of Long Island. Governor Cuomo's Downtown Revitalization Initiative continues to make positive changes in communities across New York State. These investments in the urban core will drive further smart growth and ensure a welcoming community for future generations." Empire State Development President, CEO & Chairman Howard Zemsky said, "Public transit is a critical part of economic development, and Central Islip's DRI will leverage previous state projects like the LIRR's Double Track and Third Track to help revitalize this community. From investing in infrastructure for new development and enhancing pedestrian safety to realizing transit-oriented mixed-use developments, these DRI projects will usher in a true transformation." New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnneVisnauskas said, "The Governor's Downtown Revitalization Initiative is a unique approach to providing state resources to projects that are guided by the will and wisdom of the community. Using this targeted funding, Central Islip will be able to build on its strengths while addressing specific needs that will boost economic development and create new opportunities. With today's announcement, the Governor has now invested approximately $300 million since 2011 to produce or preserve housing for Long Islanders." Senator Monica Martinez said, "Central Islip is now on the cusp of great things and we are all excited to see these projects come to fruition. Thanks to Governor Cuomo's smart economic polices like the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, communities across Long Island are thriving and growing." Assembly Member Phil Ramos said, "Thanks for Governor Cuomo and the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council for recognizing Central Islip's potential. The community will indeed make the most of these investments, which will pay dividends for years to come." Long Island Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chair Kevin Law, President of the Long Island Association, said, "From investing in infrastructure to improving commercial properties to building affordable and market-rate apartments, Central Islip's DRI projects will help renew this community, boosting the local, county and state economies - efforts I am proud to support." Long Island Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chair Stuart Rabinowitz, President of Hofstra University, said, "Renewing our downtowns is critical to Long Island's long-term success, and I am happy to support these DRI projects which will create transit-oriented developments, invest in open space, and build the infrastructure Central Islip needs to grow and succeed." Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellonesaid, "This is a proud day for Central Islip, as we learn what projects will be funded through Governor Cuomo's Downtown Revitalization Initiative. These investments are smart in that they are targeted and structured to support further growth for our community." Suffolk County Legislator Samuel Gonzalez said, "Central Islip is ready for the next wave of economic development thanks to the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Our residents, businesses and visitors deserve a community filled with opportunity and pride. The DRI is a large part of this new reality." Town of Islip Supervisor Angie M. Carpenter said, "I am so proud of our Town and certainly Central Islip-today even more so as we see long-awaited investments come to life. Thanks to Gov. Cuomo's Downtown Revitalization Initiative, our community will see positive growth and endless potential." For more information on the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, go to:www.ny.gov/programs/downtown-revitalization-initiative.

Governor Cuomo Launches NY Youth Works Program to Address Inner City Jobs Crisis

Jan. 23, 2012

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of "NY Youth Works," a statewide program to combat the unacceptably high unemployment rates among inner city youth in communities across New York. The new program, passed last month in an extraordinary session of the state legislature, includes $25 million in tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed and disadvantaged youth and $62 million to support job training programs. "With unemployment at over 40 percent among youth in our inner cities, New York must stand up and make sure our young people are a central part of our state's economic recovery," Governor Cuomo said. "To rebuild New York, we must invest in the next generation of New Yorkers and give our young people opportunities to grow and succeed. This program will bring together government and the private sector to join forces and make a lasting impact on families, communities, and our state's economy." The Governor and legislative leaders designed the NY Youth Works program to provide permanent, unsubsidized employment for youth across New York State. Under the program, thousands of young people can receive work readiness, occupational training and digital literacy training to build a foundation for future success. Businesses will also be offered up to a $3,000 wage subsidy in the form of tax credits to immediately put inner-city youth to work for six months. An additional tax credit of up to $1,000 will be available to employers who retain the participating youths for an additional six months. The program is a central part of Governor Cuomo's urban agenda which is designed to revitalize underserved communities across the state and address the chronic needs of those living in poverty. Businesses interested in participating in the NY Youth Works program should visit http://www.jobs.ny.gov/youthworks. Youth interested in participating in the program can visit their local One-Stop Career Center, a listing of which can be found at http://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/osview.asp, or call the New York State Department of Labor at (877) 226-5724. Eligible participants for "NY Youth Works" include unemployed, low-income youth aged 16 through 24 who are located in one of the following areas: Albany, Brookhaven, Buffalo, Hempstead, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, New York City, Rochester, Schenectady, Syracuse, Utica, and Yonkers. Senate Minority Leader John Sampson said, "We can no longer ignore the unemployment crisis among high-risk youth in inner city communities. By putting in place the NY Youth Works program, Governor Cuomo is leading the way at confronting this major issue and providing a real solution to create jobs and incentivize businesses to give opportunities to our young people. Our first priority must be getting our state's economy back on track, and I commend the Governor for his leadership in ensuring the youth in our cities have the tools they need to put their careers in the right direction." Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson said, "There is an unemployment crisis in our urban communities that must be addressed, and I commend Governor Cuomo for his leadership in launching the NY Youth Works program to incentivize businesses to hire inner city youth. For these young people to contribute to our state and economy throughout their careers, we must make investments in their future now, and this program does just that. I thank the Governor for his efforts to make sure urban youth are not left out of the state's economic recovery." Senator José Peralta said, "I am proud to stand with Governor Cuomo today at the launch of the important NY Youth Works program. It is high time that government step up to address the need for jobs in inner city areas, and this program will help businesses hire at-risk youth and jumpstart their careers and future. I thank the Governor for making sure creating opportunities for our inner city youth is a major part of our state's economic recovery." Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper said, "I thank Governor Cuomo for taking the lead on this important issue of youth unemployment in our communities. We cannot stand by as our communities suffer, and creating jobs for our young people must be a top priority to rebuilding our neighborhoods. Governor Cuomo has been a strong voice in advocating for the need for new jobs and opportunities in our communities, and I praise him for launching the NY Youth Works program that will be a major step toward revitalizing our cities and neighborhoods." Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes said, "This program launched by Governor Cuomo will be a big step toward putting young people in our urban communities to work. For too long, unemployment has been too high among our youth, and the NY Youth Works program will bring together businesses and government to invest in these young New Yorkers. I thank the Governor for his leadership and work to put in place this program that will be a big support for our communities." Assemblyman David Gantt said, "We cannot afford to stand by idly as young people in our cities are unable to find work. Governor Cuomo has taken the lead in making sure our youth have employment opportunities so they can begin their careers on the right foot. The NY Youth Works program is an innovative and resourceful way of bringing together the public and private sector to create jobs and support businesses and young people. I commend the Governor for his leadership." Assemblyman Sam Roberts said, "Governor Cuomo is right for emphasizing the importance of putting young people in urban communities to work. Creating jobs must be the centerpiece of any plan to get the economy running again. And nowhere is unemployment worse than in our cities and among inner city youth. I praise the Governor for launching this important program that will help to rebuild our neighborhoods and give our young people new hope and opportunities." Assemblyman Phil Ramos said, "To get our state's economy running again, we must create jobs in every corner of the state. Nowhere is the jobs crisis worse than among inner city youth, and that is why the NY Youth Works program is such a critically needed program to address this need. I support and thank Governor Cuomo for leading the way on this initiative and for his efforts to create opportunities for young people in urban communities." Assemblyman Felix Ortiz said, "I praise Governor Cuomo for putting the NY Youth Works program front and center of his agenda to revitalize inner city communities. The first step to rebuilding our communities starts with addressing the unacceptably high unemployment rates among our young people. This program will give local employers incentives to put at risk youth to work- giving them new opportunities and hope for the future. I thank the Governor for leading this effort." Assemblyman Carl Heastie said, "After years of ever increasing unemployment rates and abysmal job growth, finally something is being done to combat the jobs crisis in inner city communities across New York State. Governor Cuomo should be commended for launching the NY Youth Works program which holds the potential to launch an economic recovery in the hardest hit parts of our cities and give our young people much needed jobs. I look forward to continuing to work together with the Governor to create jobs and make sure our inner cities are not forgotten as we get our state's economy back on track." The new inner city youth employment and tax credit program is part of Governor Cuomo's comprehensive New York Works Agenda. The New York Works Agenda will create thousands of jobs and grow the state's economy through investments in New York's infrastructure, a new fair tax reform plan that achieves the first major restructuring of the tax code in decades, a tax cut for 4.4 million middle class New Yorkers, additional relief for areas devastated by recent floods, and a reduction of the MTA payroll tax to provide relief for small businesses. For more information, please visit www.labor.ny.gov.