Ramey’s devotion to service will continue in statehouse
David Ramey’s life has been devoted to service; service to his family, community, and his faith.
His candidacy for the Kentucky House of Representatives is an extension of that commitment to service.
As the next state representative for the state’s 5th House District, serving all of Calloway County and part of Trigg County, Ramey will be a tireless advocate and serve in Frankfort with pride and distinction.
“I am at a place in my life right now where my commitment to service allows me to do more,” Ramey said. “A lot went into making the decision to run, but ultimately it came down to doing what I thought could best assure John and Lily’s (his children) future. I want them to be able to get a quality education, find good jobs — and if they choose to — be able to raise their families right here in Kentucky. I want this for my family and yours.”
Ramey is running for an open seat and he believes that voters are ready to vote for Democrats. “Between public education and state employees, a lot more people are hurting,” Ramey said. “Here at Murray State, jobs continue to be cut as a result of a 35 percent budget cut over the last 10 years,” Ramey said. “It raises tuition on students and the economic impact of the cuts hurts practically every family in the region.”
Calloway County Democrats elected Ramey party chair three times in 2004, 2012 and 2016. In addition to serving on the Murray City Council, he served on the Murray Planning Commission and the Purchase Public Service Commission.
Before going into business for himself, Ramey was the sports editor of the Murray Ledger & Times. His writing has appeared in Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News Football Yearbook and Basketball Weekly.
He also worked as a broadcaster on the Murray State Racer Sports Network, WNBS Radio, and on cable television. David was the sports information director and executive director of the Racer Athletic Association at Murray State University.
In 1999, he opened David Ramey Insurance in Murray. He served first as an agent with one of the nation’s premier Fortune 500 companies and then transitioned to an independent agency in 2010.
His faith has called him to be active in church life. Ramey has taught Sunday School and is an ordained deacon. He and the Ramey family currently attend The Journey Church of Murray where he and his wife Camela volunteer in the nursery.