Image from Ramon Alexander campaign
By: Lanetra Bennett
October 2, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Ramon Alexander says, "To be very clear, I will not run against in any way, shape or form State Representative Alan Williams in 2014. However, I have full intentions to be prepared to run a campaign with no limits that engages all citizens in a serious dialogue about our future.”
Representative Alan Williams says told Eyewitness News that he is exploring running for the Tallahassee City Commission.
Press Release: Ramon Alexander
“As a 5th generation product of our community, I believe there are no limits in our future, and the quality of life we can achieve together throughout Gadsden and Leon Counties. After strong, careful consideration today I filed my paperwork with the Division of Elections to become an official candidate for the Florida House of Representatives,” said Ramon Alexander the former FAMU Student Body President and former Community & External Affairs Aide in the Tallahassee Mayor’s Office.
“To be very clear, I will not run against in any way, shape or form State Representative Alan Williams in 2014. However, I have full intentions to be prepared to run a campaign with no limits that engages all citizens in a serious dialogue about our future,” said the 2013 Leadership Pacesetter Award Finalist.
Serving as Student Body President and with great distinction on the FAMU Board of Trustees, Ramon Alexander spearheaded efforts to establish the Florida’s Access and Diversity Commission that recommended to the Florida Legislature a $38.6 million plan to increase Need Based Aid in 2006. Alexander also led the Student Body Presidents throughout the state to ensure that the Governor supported the lowest tuition increase in the State of Florida in 11 years. He was also instrumental in organizing the historic March for Justice for Martin Lee Anderson, successfully leading a 36-hour sit-in at the Governors Office in 2006.
In 2012, Alexander was named Volunteer of the Year for Civic Service by the Tallahassee Democrat and was awarded the prestigious National Jefferson Award for Public Service. Noted as one of the Top Twenty-Five Most Influential People by the Tallahassee Democrat in 2009, Alexander was the youngest person in the Capital City to receive this recognition. Alexander volunteers his time as National Executive Director of the Distinguished Young Gentlemen of America, Inc., impacting the quality of life of thousands of young people across the United States and throughout Gadsden and Leon Counties.
The son of Lorenzo and Cherry Alexander, he is a member of Jacob Chapel Baptist Church. Alexander is engaged to Dr. Taniyah Dawson, a distinguished graduate of the Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The future Dr. Dawson-Alexander also had a successful career as starting point guard for the FAMU Women’s Basketball Team.
Alexander also played a critical role in developing the “Back to School Community Experience” held annually at the Fairgrounds in partnership with his church, City of Tallahassee, and a myriad of community/business partners. The large-scale community event provides annually over 5, 000 children/families with school supplies and educational resources.
Alexander’s track record of service also includes serving as a legislative intern in the Florida House of Representatives District 8 office for two years, primarily serving the citizens of Gadsden County via direct constituent services from 2002-2004; Student Body President at FAMU High School from 2001-2002, receiving a full Presidential Scholarship from Dr. Frederick S. Humphries to attend Florida A&M University; a member of the Council on Culture & Arts Board of Directors for Tallahassee/Leon County since 2008; Dean of Counselors for the Florida American Legion Boys State Program since 2008; Chair of the Big Bend Region of Florida Mentoring Initiative: Gadsden County, Jefferson County and Leon County from 2007-2010.