Bryan Ramos, a Democrat from Brookhaven, is throwing his hat in the ring to try to unseat GOP incumbent Meagan Hanson in November.

Bryan Ramos.

Ramos joins fellow Democrat Matthew Wilson in the bid for the seat that encompasses Brookhaven and Sandy Springs’ High Point area.

“I believe that accountability, transparency, science, and common decency have been conspicuously absent from today’s political environment,” Ramos said in a statement.

“I am tired of simply complaining, and I am ready to work for a better Georgia. Particularly, I am running to empower our communities from all backgrounds; champion equality and fair wages; expand medical access; and further economic development while protecting our natural resources,” he said.

Ramos, who has never held political office before, is a workers compensation attorney and a trained mediator with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. He has been active in the Asian and Latino communities, he said.

He’s owned his law firm for almost 13 years, served as the president of the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia and served as an United States delegate for small/medium enterprises to the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.

5 replies on “Another Democrat joins House District 80 race”

    1. Detailing how he has been active in the local Asian and Latino communities would be helpful.

      I think many would also like to hear Wilson”s take on the gov’s Buford Highway redevelopment plans as well as his experiences advocating for POC.

  1. Transparency = continuing to completely support the Brookhaven City Council without public meetings for the Charter Change, or a vote on the Peachtree Creek Greenway that will cost more than $40 million.

    Economic Development = enforcing and upholding the systemic tax-incentive-based giveaways to developers to gentrify Buford Highway, and building ‘affordable housing’ at Brookhaven MARTA because they are destroying it on Buford Highway.

    Medical Access = Supporting the giveaways to CHOA you will pay for from your neighborhood’s transference of city services needed for CHOA.

    Protecting our Natural Resources = continuing to give DeKalb County a pass for the 7 years of not abiding by the EPD Consent Decree that is nowhere near compliant. 2017 sewer spills were twice as many as 2016.

    There’s not a thread of difference between what we have now, the HD 80 Democratic challengers, the mayor and council.

    1. What proof do you have of this Chad? (genuine question) I tend to vote Democrat and know other Democrats that have a problem with what is going on as well.

      Do you have any links/sources that show the current candidates agree? Ty in advance.

  2. It’s also worth noting that Democrat Taylor Bennett wanted to address the current sewer disaster after successfully challenging GA’s anti-gay lbill, but lost to “I’ll fix traffic” Meghan Hanson. How’s that whole traffic fix working out?

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