Michael Ramone – 21st Representative District
State Rep. Michael Ramone was elected to the House of Representatives’ 21st District seat in 2008, replacing then-retiring State Rep. Pam Maier.
Michael graduated from St. Marks High School. He attended the University of Delaware before opening his first business, Ramone’s Flower Shoppes in 1982. Since 1982, Michael, a true entrepreneur, founded, owned and operated multiple local businesses with his wife, Lisa, of 29 years. Together, they currently own six successful businesses that employ over 200 individuals throughout the year. These businesses include the Delaware Swim and Fitness Centers, the Delaware Swim Team, Aquatic Management Systems and BC Communities. They have three children – Brittany, 26; Ross, 24; and Nicholas, 21.
For 35 years, Michael’s passion has been coaching and mentoring children of all ages in swimming, and in life. Michael has supported the Boy Scouts of America, Special Olympics, Yes U Can Foundation, and the Police Athletic League by donating the use of his health club and aquatic facilities.
Michael serves on the board of trustees of Yes U Can USA Foundation and the Make-a-Splash Foundation Delaware. He served as treasurer for Delaware Chemo-Care Foundation and is past President of the Pike Creek/Hockessin Rotary. He is an active member of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, and the Delaware PTA.
As a state legislator, Michael sits on the following House committees: Joint Sunset Committee; Economic Development, Banking, Insurance and Commerce; Housing and Community Affairs; Revenue and Finance; Veterans Affairs; and Labor. Additionally, he serves the people of our state as a member of the General Assembly Kids’ Caucus, the House Small Business Caucus and the Family Law Commission. He was also honored to be asked to serve on two of the Governor’s Councils – the Governor’s Mentoring Council for Children and Youth and the Governor’s Council on Health, Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Mike Smith 22nd Representative District
State Representative Mike Smith of Newark was first elected in 2018 to represent in the Delaware House of Representatives the citizens of the 22nd District, which includes Pike Creek Valley and parts of Hockessin and Newark.
As a member of the House, Rep. Smith serves on the following standing House committees: Education; Health & Human Development; Labor; Economic Development, Banking, Insurance & Commerce; and Veterans Affairs.
Rep. Smith’s membership affiliations outside the General Assembly include the following organizations: Kids With Confidence Board Member; Newark Morning Rotary Member; Christ Community Church-Children’s Ministry Volunteer; Christ Community Church-Business Team Member; Economic Development Council-New Castle County Chamber of Commerce; Economic Development Committee-Delaware State Chamber of Commerce; Lori’s Hands Board Member; Western YMCA U7 Flag Football Head Coach; Piedmont Assistant Baseball Coach; and Rush Soccer Head Coach.
Rep. Smith is Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships at the University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences. He and his wife, Christy, have two children: Braedon and Nathan.