Putting Sarasota County First!

Thanks to my supporters and volunteers!

Unfortunately, the outcome of the Primary is not what we hoped.  I find comfort in knowing  that many of you voted for me especially Siesta Key, Lido Key, Arlington Park, and Kensington Park.  

It is difficult for a grass-roots candidate to beat a developer-backed candidate in a Primary.  Despite the over $200k the developers and my opponent spent in attack ads against me, I still managed to get 42% of the vote.  I'm grateful to all the voters who saw through their lies. 

I will continue to fight for neighborhoods and citizens against the developers' influence over our government.   

Our choice in November is difficult. 

I urge you to do your research before you vote. 

About Lourdes

"For too long, local politicians have put special interests such as developers over Sarasota County residents.  I've dedicated two decades to volunteering to protect neighborhoods from incompatible development and for the preservation of our natural environment.  

I will put Sarasota County's residents first.

~ Lourdes Ramirez 




  • Republican Women's Club of Sarasota​ 

    • President since 2018

    • Secretary​ 2014-2017

  • Republican Executive Committee of the RPOSC

    • Precinct Captain since 2013​

  • Sarasota Republican Club

    • Board member 2013-2020

  • Republican Liberty Caucus of Sarasota

    • Vice President 2017-2019

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Neighborhood Advocate

  • Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Association (CONA)

    • President, 2011-2014

    • Board member 2010


  • Siesta Key Association 

    • President 2005-7, 2009-11

    • Zoning Committee Chair 

    • Board member 2003-11


  • Co-founder of the Barrier Islands League 2009

  • Nextdoor.com Lead since 2014​​

  • Citizen of the Year Awards

    • 2014 by Sarasota Council of Neighborhood Associations.

    • 2012 by Control Growth Now

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member since 2003


  • Sarasota County Citizen's Academy graduate 2003

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A strong career in Business

  • A Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Iona College​

  • Currently a small business owner

    • Online Resource website

    • Business and Nonprofit Development Consulting

  • Sales and Marketing Experience in:

    • Metals​

    • Specialty Chemicals

    • Semiconductor wafers (computer chips)

  • Business Development Consultant

    • Semiconductors​

    • Retail


  • Former owner of a successful small specialty retail store

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