Dr. Harold Ramm for Texas Senator, District 5

About the Candidate

Dr. Harold Ramm has announced his Republican candidacy for Texas State Senate, District 5. Ramm will challenge Charles Schwertner in the March 6th Republican Primary.  Raised in Florence, TX and educated in Central Texas, Ramm earned an education degree from Southwestern University and went on to earn a masters degree from Our Lady of the Lake University and a doctoral degree from Texas A&M University. He began his education career as a teacher and coach before becoming a superintendent. Former longtime superintendent, Dr. Harold Ramm is widely recognized for his personal and professional contributions to the communities he served. Dr. Ramm has devoted his entire professional life to public education, thirty-six of the last forty years have been as superintendent.  Since arriving in Groesbeck in April 2007, Dr. Ramm has been selected Superintendent of the Year for ESC 12 and Citizen of the Year by the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce.

“I am very concerned for the future of public education. We are funding our schools using an antiquated finance system. It is time to create a new school finance system that is equitable and adequately provides sufficient funds to properly educate our children. To achieve meaningful property tax reform, a new finance system must be created. I am not a career politician; I am a proponent of public education. It is time to recognize our teachers for their dedication to their profession, and it is time to recognize our children for their accomplishments,” said Ramm.

Ramm led the way for Groesbeck ISD being acclaimed as one of the most progressive districts in Central Texas.  He worked diligently to make technology a top priority for the students of GISD.  Within two years of his arrival, he implemented the “one to one” initiative, which provided every child in GISD with their own laptop. He was instrumental in partnering with Navarro College to ensure that all students of GISD had the opportunity to complete college courses while enrolled in Groesbeck High School.

“Early in life my parents taught me that education is the key that unlocks doors of opportunities. Those keys are not just handed to a person; they must be earned. I want to provide Texas school children with an opportunity to earn those keys. It is important to me that when students leave the public school system, they are equipped to be successful, productive citizens.  It is important that each child is either ready to continue in higher education or be equipped with skills that he or she can take into the workforce.  Career and Technology Education is a vital part of the school system.”  While Superintendent at Groesbeck ISD, Ramm was instrumental in putting a welding program in place that would offer industry-level certifications and dual credit hours.

Dr. Ramm’s priorities include supporting public education and teachers, defending the right to life and the Second Amendment, and limited government control and spending. He is also committed to addressing the broken school finance formula and increasing the capacity of mental health services in the state to assist law enforcement.

Ramm is a Master Mason and a veteran of the United States Army who served a tour of duty in Korea.  He is also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Belton.  He has also worked as a barber and real estate broker. 

Ramm, a widower, was married to Linda Skinner Ramm for 37 years, a Central Texas girl who grew up in Georgetown. Linda also devoted herself to public education. She taught Kindergarten for 25 years.  Together they have three children, Dr.  Jason Ramm a medical Doctor works for Baylor Scott and White, Tara Robinson a first grade teacher for Hardin-Jefferson ISD, and Jarrett Ramm an Electrical Contractor in Belton.  Together they have six grandchildren.

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