James C. RamosDemocratic
Born: January 29, 1967 at the San Manuel Indian Reservation near Highland, CA
Married: Theresa "Terri" (m. ~1990)
2003: Candidate for San Bernardino City Unified School District Board (Lost)
2005-2012: Member, San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees
2008-2018: Member, California State Native American Heritage Commission
2009-2012: Chairman, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
2011-2018: Member, California State Board of Education
2012-2018: Member, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors
- LEGISLATIVE PAY: As of January 2022, Ramos was the lowest-paid member of the State Assembly (having declined all pay increases since his arrival in the legislature).
- A number of sources have cited Ramos as the first Native American to serve in the California State Legislature. In fact, Ramos was the first member of a California Native American tribe to serve in the California State Legislature. Todd Gloria, elected two years before Ramos, is a member of the Tlingit Haida Tribes of Alaska, and is the earliest known Native American to serve in the California State Legislature.