David and Camela Ramey

David and his wife of 25 years, Camela Ramey

David Ramey’s life has been one that is 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 your next State Representatives from the 5th District, servingall of Calloway County and part of Trigg County, David will be a tireless advocate for us and serve us in Frankfort with pride and distinction.

 

EARLY LIFE

Deanna, Darryl and David circa 1973

David with his brother Darryl and sister Deanna circa 1973

David lived in Louisville and was raised in Indiana for a time. His family has deep roots in the state; as his father’s family hails, from eastern Kentucky and his maternal grandparents were from Caldwell and Muhlenberg counties. David moved to Calloway County to attend Murray State University. At Murray State University David studied journalism and political science. As a student, he was sports editor of the campus newspaper and president of the Murray State Young Democrats. He was named the college Young Democrat of the Year in Kentucky.

 

 

“I know first-hand the value of a good education. My time at Murray State has been invaluable. As your next State Representative I will fight for education for our children.”

FAMILY

Lilly, Camela, David and John Ramey

Ramey family today Lily, Camela, David, and John

David and his wife Camela (Burris) live in Murray and have been married for 25 years. They met while attending Murray State University. They have two children, both who will be attending Murray State this fall – John will be a junior and Lily will be entering as a freshman. Both were standout athletes at Murray High School. John is in the KHSAA record books in baseball while Lily was a standout on MHS soccer and basketball teams and captained Murray’s 2016 All A Classic state basketball championship team.

The product of a broken home David moved around a lot as a child. When David set down roots in Murray building a loving and stable life for his family was one of his top priorities.

As a State Representative, David will be a strong advocate for you and your family.

“I am at a place in my life right now where my commitment to service allows me to do more. 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 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.”

COMMUNITY

David Ramey and Governor Steve Beshear

David Ramey and former Governor Steve Beshear

David faith has called him to be active in his church life. He has taught Sunday School and been a deacon in his church. He and the Ramey Family currently attends First Baptist Church of Murray.

Calloway County Democrats have elected him party chair three times (2004, 2012 and 2016). In additional to serving on the Murray City Council, he served on the Murray Planning Commission and the Purchase Public Service Commission.

He has been active in several service clubs including having received the president award winner from Murray Lion’s Club. He also served as a youth sports coach in Murray and Calloway County.

 

 

“I feel my life has been truly blessed. I have been graced with a wonderful family, two successful careers and some terrific friends. I feel it is an obligation to give back”.

 

PROFESSIONAL LIFE

Before going into business for himself David 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, David 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.

In 1999, David 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.

“In both reporting and business I have found the key to success is to listen to people. As your State Representative, I will not only be available to the people of Calloway and Trigg Counties, but I will really listen to what you have to say.”