Born in McAllen, TX in June 1982, Ruben R. Ramirez is a lifelong resident of the Rio Grande Valley; having left only for college and military service. He was raised between two homes following his young parents’ separation and divorce at the age of 4. While he never had the traditional family unit, the love, values and skills he learned and developed from each household were strong and are ever present today. Throughout his life many people have had positive impacts in Ruben’s life; however, Ruben accounts most of his success in life to two truly inspirational people: his grandmother Raquel and his father Ruben. They gave him an understanding of what hard work was like with minimum education but that it was not an excuse to be lazy or dependent on the government. Because of his trials and tribulations, Ruben understands the struggles of poverty, but he also understands the ability and responsibility for people to bring themselves out.
Ruben is a Distinguished Honor graduate from South Texas High School for Health Professions (Med-High). He went on to study Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University and also International Business at The University of Texas – Pan American where he earned a BBA. Ruben furthered his studies by completing his first year of the Masters in Business Administration program at UTPA. Ruben is a certified high school Science teacher and a member of the US Army Reserves JAG Corp. Several of his decorations and accolades include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon and the Army Service Ribbon, and Commandant’s List for Warrior Leadership.
We are at a point where our great country is facing significant issues that will determine our fate for the next century. It is crucial that we unite together to face these ever growing problems. It should not be about politics…it should be about the PEOPLE of the United States. Being a Congressman used to be a service now it has become an overpaid job description. As your next Congressman, I want to put the SERVICE back into being YOUR Congressman. Whether you are a democrat, republican, independent or tea party member, everyone has a spot at our table because I represent YOU, The People. Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I say voting the same way over and over again and again is no different! So I challenge every citizen to stop the insanity in Washington by voting different this election cycle. I am Ruben R. Ramirez and I humbly ask for your vote!
Ruben R. Ramirez