Mr. Ramon Alexander Interview
The son of Lorenzo and Cherry Alexander, Alexander is a 5th Generation Product of Florida House District 8 where he graduated from FAMU High School and was elected Student Body President in 2001. Alexander served as a legislative intern to Former State Representative Curtis B. Richardson in the Florida House of Representatives primarily serving the citizens of Gadsden County via direct constituent services from 2002-2004. Alexander met his wife Dr. Taniyah Dawson Alexander at Florida A&M University. Taniyah had a successful career as starting point guard for the FAMU Women’s Basketball Team and graduated with a Doctorate Degree from the FAMU College of Pharmacy.
Alexander was elected Student Body President of Florida A&M University by the over 13,000 students in 2005 and served with great distinction on the University Board of Trustees. Alexander was instrumental in organizing the historic March for Justice for Martin Lee Anderson, successfully leading a 36-hour sit-in at the Governor’s Office in 2006. Alexander spearheaded efforts to establish the Florida Access and Diversity Commission that recommended to the Florida Legislature a $38.6 million plan to increase Need Based Aid. Alexander led the Student Body Presidents throughout Florida to ensure that the Governor recommended and supported the lowest tuition increase in the State in 11 years.
In 2006, Alexander was named senior campaign aide to former State Senator Daryl Jones who was the first African American to run for Lieutenant Governor in Florida since Reconstruction. Upon graduating from Florida A&M University, Alexander Founded and developed Distinguished Young Gentlemen of America, Inc. (DYG) to effectively address the Minority Male High School Dropout Rate and Juvenile Crime Rate in Gadsden, Jefferson, and Leon Counties. Distinguished Young Gentlemen has impacted the quality of life of thousands of young people and their families throughout North Florida, effectively preparing the next generation of local, state, and national leaders. Alexander served as Community and External Affairs Aide to the Mayor of Tallahassee from 2007 to 2010 and played a critical role in developing the “Back to School Community Experience” held annually at the North Florida Fairgrounds. The large-scale community event provides annually over 6,000 children and families with school supplies and educational resources. In 2009, the Tallahassee Democrat Editorial Board named Alexander one of Named Top 25 Most Influential People in the Capital City; he was the youngest person in the Capital City to receive this recognition.
National and state leaders recruited Alexander in 2010 to lead a major 9.6 million dollar statewide voter engagement program to build and sustain voter capacity for the 2012 re-election campaign of President Barack Obama. In 2011, Alexander was named Senior Enrollment Coordinator at Florida A&M University, successfully awarding over 23 million dollars in college scholarships during his tenure at the University. In 2012, Alexander was named Volunteer of the Year for Civic Service by the Tallahassee Democrat and was also awarded the prestigious National Jefferson Award for Public Service in Washington D.C. In 2013, Leadership Tallahassee and the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce named Alexander a Leadership Pacesetter Award Finalist. In 2014, Governor Charlie Crist appointed Alexander to serve as North Florida Regional Political Director. Alexander coordinated and oversaw all politics for Governor Crist via his regional role for 37 of Florida’s 67 Counties. To learn more about Mr. Ramon Alexander visit www.Ramonalexander.com
12/8/2015 10:06:28 am
Wow what an accomplishment. So prud of you. Keep up the good work.
12/8/2015 10:07:14 am
The sky is the limit
12/8/2015 11:52:22 am
I met Ramon when he was a senior at FAMU DRS and my son was a fifth grader at the school and interested in playing the trumpet in the band. Ramon took him under his wings and spent time with my son and helping him learn to play. I knew he was special then and to see his accomplishments now is wonderful. Great job Ramon Alexander!
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