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Why choose Orlando

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Orlando Ramos was born and raised in the City of Springfield. Orlando is a homeowner in the Pine Point section of the city where he lives with his daughter Ariana and their rescue dog Kitty.

Meet Orlando

As a community activist, Orlando volunteered hundreds of hours towards helping many different
local organizations.

Orlando's Journey

  • 1982

    Orlando was born on May 3, 1982 at Baystate Medical Center, Orlando Ramos was raised by his single mother, Ana Perez, who worked as a cashier at Walmart to provide for Orlando and his two sisters, Viviana and Christine.

  • Orlando Ramos


    In 2002, Orlando joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 108 and worked in the construction industry until becoming a journeyman in 2005 and later, a Union Steward in 2007.

  • 2004

    Orlando trained under local boxing legend Duke Belton, he taught him the values of hard work, dedication, and how to roll with the punches.

  • 2008

    Orlando served as an intern for the Western Mass Governor’s Office under Governor Deval Patrick.

  • 2008-2013

    Orlando was elected as a member of the Indian Orchard Citizens Council and served on the board from 2008-2013.

  • 2011-2014

    In 2011 Orlando was appointed by the Mayor to serve as License Commissioner for the City of Springfield.

  • Orlando Ramos

    2015 - 2016

    Since his election to the Springfield City Council in 2013, He has served as the Vice President of the Council in 2015 and 2016.

  • 2017 - 2018

    He has also served as a City Council President in 2017 and 2018.

  • volunteer trip


    Springfield City Council President Orlando Ramos, joined fellow Springfield carpenter Carlos Melendez and other members of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters Local 336 to work on roof replacements for families still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island in 2017.

  • Orlando Ramos

    2010 - 2019

    In addition to his service on the City Council, Orlando also worked for the Massachusetts State Legislature.

  • 2020

    Orlando was elected State Representative for the 9th Hampden District, serving much of North Springfield.

Educational Background

  • Springfield Public Schools

    Orlando attended Freedman Elementary School, John F. Kennedy Middle School, and Putnam Vocational Technical High Schoo..

  • Graduated in Carpentry

    Graduated with honors from Putnam Vocational Technical High School in 2000 with a degree in Carpentry.

  • A proud member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 336

    He went on to join the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 336 and has been a proud member for the past 18 years.

  • Associate's Degree

    He earned an Associate's Degree from Springfield Technical Community College.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy

    He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts—Amherst.

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration

    He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Westfield State University.