ABOUT BILL

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Representative Bill Ramos has spent his time in the legislature reaching across the aisle to invest in safe and healthy communities, prioritize affordability, and deliver transportation solutions here at home and across our state. 

 

Before Bill was elected to the state legislature, he served on the Issaquah City Council and on Issaquah’s Commissions for Economic Vitality, Planning and Policy Commission, and Human Services.

 

From 2005 to 2013, Bill worked for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as a Community Planner with emphasis on 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, Bill was stationed with the U.S. 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).

Bill also owned his own dance business, Dance All Night, from 1996-2013 in North Bend, Snoqualmie, and Preston, where he taught Ballroom, Salsa, Swing and Latin dancing. He also owned The Common Good, a transportation consulting business. 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, who both graduated from the Issaquah School District.