Victor Ramirez grew up in Mt. Rainier, Maryland. As a child, he attended Thomas Stone Elementary School and Hyattsville Middle School where he was an active member in the Hyattsville-Mount Rainier-Brentwood Boys and Girls Club. Victor graduated from Northwestern High School where he played football, soccer, and baseball. He received his B.A. at Frostburg State University and his J.D. degree at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida.
After finishing law school, Victor returned home to Mt. Rainier with the goal of making a difference in his community. He volunteered locally as an English as second language (ESOL) teacher, a youth soccer coach, and a mentor.
He has been practicing law since 2001. Victor is an experienced trial attorney in the area of criminal and civil rights law, and has personally represented clients in hundreds of criminal cases. He is a member of the Maryland, Prince George’s County and Hispanic Bar Associations. He has also worked pro bono for organizations like the House of Ruth, providing domestic violence victims with free legal representation in court. He is currently the principal owner at the Law Office of Victor R. Ramirez, LLC in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Since 2003, Victor has worked diligently for Prince George’s County. Victor has worked to reduce domestic violence, crime, gang activity, school truancy, affordable housing, as well as increase educational opportunities within our communities. He served as Deputy Majority Whip and was on both the Judiciary and Ways and Means Committees. He currently serves on the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and is a member of the Maryland Educators Caucus, Maryland Veterans Caucus and the Executive Nominations Committee. Victor has continued to support and sponsor legislation that helps working families in Maryland.
Victor has made it a priority to fight for laws to protect victims of domestic violence and keep Prince George’s families safe from violent crime. He has been a key advocate in establishing pretrial release programs, work release programs, and a diversion programs in the County. He has actively worked to improve the unmet educational needs of children and youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems. He has worked to create youth opportunity initiatives in the County. He has been one of Maryland’s leading advocates to end gun violence and recently sponsored the bill to ban Bump Stocks and other Rapid Fire Trigger Activators like those used in the tragic Las Vegas shooting. Additionally, Victor successfully sponsored legislation to have police officers wear body cameras while on duty.
Victor continues to stay focused on increasing educational opportunities, ensuring public safety, balancing the criminal system, improving transportation accessibility, increasing housing affordability, obtaining healthcare accessibility and affordability, ensuring seniors access to health care, as well as resist the Trump administration to provide an equal justice system for all. He is a parishioner at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Cheverly, Maryland where he resides with his wife, Betsy, and their two children.
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