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Michael Ramone

House Minority Leader

District 21

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Michael Ramone

House Minority Leader Mike Ramone was first elected to the House in 2008.  A lifelong Delaware resident, Mike graduated from St Mark’s High School and attended the University of Delaware.  In 1982, at age 21, he opened his first business, Ramone’s Flower Shoppes.  Mike and Lisa have three grown children – Brittany, Ross, and Nicholas, and grandchildren.   

Mike – a true entrepreneur – founded, owned, and operated multiple local businesses with his wife, Lisa.  Married in 1983, Mike and Lisa currently own six successful businesses and employ over 200 individuals throughout the year.

For 40 years, Mike’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 throughout New Castle County.

As a businessman and Delaware resident, Mike’s commitment has been to help the community. 

As a legislator, Mike works tirelessly to resolve community issues.  He has repeatedly secured funding for projects throughout the 21st District.

Michael has a passion for, and a commitment to, many nonprofit communities and organizations.  He supports our local fire companies, the Boy Scouts of America, Special Olympics, Yes-U-Can Foundation, the Police Athletic Leagues, Donate Delaware, Easterseals, Faithful Friends, Leadership Delaware, YMCA of Delaware, Delaware Regional Dream Center, and the Make-a-Splash Foundation Delaware, just to name a few.  He served as treasurer for Delaware Chemo-Care Foundation, Past President of the Hockessin-Greenville Rotary Club, and Past Board Member of Yes-U-Can Foundation. Mike also serves currently as a Board Member of World Trade Center Delaware.

In Dover, as the current 21st District State Representative, Mike is the House Minority Leader.

His other House Committee assignments include: House Administration, Ethics, Rules, and Veterans Affairs Committees.   

Most recently, Mike served on a special committee assigned by Governor Carney – the Government Efficiency and Accountability Review Board – which was charged with identifying opportunities for cost savings in state government.

Mike has served as a member of two important Governor’s Councils: the Governor’s Mentoring Council for Children and Youth and the Governor’s Council on Health, Promotion and Disease Prevention.

He is co-chair of the House Small Business Caucus and past co-chair of the Kids Caucus in the House.


Spouse: Lisa


Graduated from St. Marks High School and attended the University of Delaware


Small business owner (CEO of Delaware Swim and Fitness; Aquatic Management Systems; and BC Communities)

Legislative Service:

House, 2008 - Present


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Legislative Highlights

House Bill 71

From the 151st General Assembly, this Act decreases by 1% the rate of realty transfer tax to be received by the State, thereby returning to the rate that was applicable prior to August 1, 2017. For the complete bill, please […]

House Bill 108

From the 151st General Assembly, this Act restores the $500 senior real property tax credit. For the complete bill, please click here: […]

House Bill 445

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