State Rep. Michael Ramone was elected to the House of Representatives’ 21st District seat in 2008, replacing then-retiring State Rep. Pam Maier.
Michael graduated from St. Marks High School in 1979. He attended the University of Delaware from 1979 through late 1982 when he opened his first business, Ramone’s Flower Shoppes. Since 1982, Michael, a true entrepreneur, founded, owned and operated multiple local businesses with his wife, Lisa, of 29 years. Together, they currently own six successful businesses and employ over 200 individuals throughout the year. The businesses include the Delaware Swim and Fitness Centers, the Delaware Swim Team, Aquatic Management Systems and BC Communities. They have three children – Brittany, 26; Ross, 24; and Nicholas, 21.
For 35 years, Michael’s passion has been coaching and mentoring children of all ages in swimming, and in life. He has taught swimming and coached at various community clubs and nonprofit organizations, as well as at public and private high schools in New Castle County. For years, Michael has supported the Boy Scouts of America, Special Olympics, Yes U Can Foundation, various fire and police companies and the Police Athletic League by donating the use of his health club and aquatic facilities.
Michael serves on the board of trustees of Yes U Can USA Foundation and the Make-a-Splash Foundation Delaware. He served as treasurer for Delaware Chemo-Care Foundation and is past President of the Pike Creek/Hockessin Rotary. He is an active member of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware PTA.
As a state legislator, Michael sits on the following House committees: Joint Sunset Committee; Economic Development, Banking, Insurance and Commerce; Housing and Community Affairs; Revenue and Finance; Veterans Affairs; and Labor. Additionally, he serves the people of our state as a member of the General Assembly Kids’ Caucus, the House Small Business Caucus and the Family Law Commission. He was also honored to be asked to serve on two of the Governor’s Councils – the Governor’s Mentoring Council for Children and Youth and the Governor’s Council on Health, Promotion and Disease Prevention.
The 21st Representative District is located in northwest New Castle County and includes Pike Creek Valley, Carousel Farms Park and the White Clay State Park.