Francisco Ramirez - Vice Mayor, District D
Francisco Ramirez was born and raised in Hanford. Happily married for over 14 years, he is the loving father of two wonderful daughters. As a devoted husband and father, he promises to extend the same commitment to the community which he represents.
In 1999 Ramirez earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration, and a Bachelors Degree in Computer Information Systems, from Columbia Pacific University in Novato, California. Since then, he has earned numerous other certifications. He owns a consulting business, through which he has helped improve the financial outlook of many small businesses in the City of Hanford. After serving for two years on the Armona Elementary Side Council, he went on to establish Hanford Cash Mob, an organization which encourages individuals to visit a different featured business every month and purchase at least $20 worth of products.
From December, 2013, through May, 2014, Francisco Ramirez was a member of the Lanare Community Service District Board. During his time on the Board, he exercised his ability to get things done on a tight budget, without cutting corners, while being considerate of the citizens. With his help, the City of Lanare was given a $4.2 million grant which allowed them to build two new much needed wells. The official seal he personally designed for the City of Lanare is symbolic of his philosophy on how to run a city: a community working together as a whole is a community which moves in the right direction.
Francisco Ramirez vows to improve the state of public safety in Hanford. The family-oriented activities he plans on implementing will find the youth of the community in constructive, positive environments. He envisions establishing one ambulance substation in each City District. This will ensure that paramedics arrive on scene in a more timely manner, without taxing the already overworked Hanford City Fire Department.
An obstacle-free working relationship with small businesses is on his list of priorities. Streamlining any permit processes which small business owners need to go through, as well as promoting the fact that the citizens of Hanford are among the least taxed in the San Joaquin Valley, will encourage more businesses to come into the community, thus strengthening the local economy.
Francisco Ramirez is looking forward to serving the citizens of this great community. From a business point of view, he is dedicated to re-branding the City of Hanford, and making it an alluring place to visit. He welcomes any ideas, comments, or concerns.