Carmen Ramírez, Esq., Mayor Pro Tem
Carmen Ramírez, Esq. was first elected to the Oxnard City Council in November 2010. She is currently serving her third term in office after being re-elected in November 2018. Ms. Ramírez was named Mayor Pro Tem in December 2012, December 2016, and December 2018. Ms. Ramírez is a public interest lawyer who has served the Oxnard community since her graduation from the Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles. Currently, she is a private practice attorney in the City of Oxnard, focusing on consumer matters, Social Security Disability cases, and immigration. For 16 years she was the Executive Director of Channel Counties Legal Services Association, which serves the legal needs of the poor in Oxnard. Over the years, Ms. Ramírez has been actively involved in several organizations in Oxnard and Ventura County, including serving as: Board President of the bilingual Ventura County theater company, Teatro de Las Américas, member of the Community Board of St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, and a member of the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF).
Previously, Ms. Ramírez served as the Director of Community Planning for CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for A Sustainable Economy). Prior to this, she coordinated the Ventura Superior Court’s Self-Help Legal Access Center, located in the La Colonia neighborhood of Oxnard.
Ms. Ramírez’ awards and honors include the Ben E. Nordman Public Service Award of the Ventura County Bar Association and the El Concilio del Condado de Ventura Community Service Award. She was named Woman of the Year for the 35th Assembly District in 2003 by Assemblywoman Hannah-Beth Jackson and in 2009 as Senator Fran Pavley’s Woman of the Year for California Senate District 23.
A resident of Ventura County since 1978, Ms. Ramírez currently lives in Oxnard.
Mayor Pro Tem
Last Updated: December 2018