Representative Bill Ramos just finished his first term in the Washington State Legislature. Where he championed bi-partisan legislation that would help rural communities fight climate change. Bill also championed the Washington Census Bill of Rights, and is ready to keep fighting on the behalf of voters in the 5th district.
Bill Ramos currently sits on the Transportation Committee, where he works to improve traffic in our district, the College & Workforce Development Committee, where he works to ensure the next generation of workers have the tools and foundation to succeed, and the Rural Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, where he works to protect our green spaces for future generations.
Prior to being elected to the State Legislature Bill served on the Issaquah City Council in 2015 after serving on Issaquah’s Economic Vitality Commission, the Planning and Policy Commission, and on the Issaquah Human Service Commission.
From 2005 to 2013, Ramos worked for the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as a Community Planner with emphasis in developing and managing the Tribal Transit Program and Rural and Small Urban Area Transit Systems. As Federal Tribal Liaison, he worked with 56 Tribes in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska to help start or improve public transit on Tribal Lands.
Previously, Ramos was stationed with the US Forest Service in North Bend, Washington. During this time, Bill served as Director of Timber Management, Director of Recreation and Public Services, (including Law Enforcement, Fire, Archaeology, Trails, Ski Areas, Campgrounds, Visitor Centers, and Wilderness) and the Director of Ecosystem Management (including managing a team of biological and earth scientists doing environmental analysis).
Ramos also owned his own dance business, Dance All Night, from 1996-2013 in North Bend, Snoqualmie and Preston, teaching Ballroom, Salsa, Swing and Latin dancing. He is a member of the Issaquah Rotary and the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce.
He and his wife, Sarah Perry, live in downtown Issaquah. They have two children, both graduates of the Issaquah School District.