OSWEGO – Sunil Ram envisions a stronger, healthier Oswego County, and says open and accountable government is the way to achieve it.
Ram, who moved to Oswego when he was six years old, announced his candidacy for the county legislature’s 20th District, representing much of the town of Oswego.
“This is the first place that I could really call home,” Ram said, pledging to “work as hard as I can to give back to this great community which has done so much for me and my family.”
Currently in a managerial role at Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services in Oswego, Ram has seen firsthand the challenges facing the community.
Oswego County, he pointed out, is consistently at the bottom of the health rankings in New York State.
“Our county’s health challenges are tied to our economic challenges,” he said. “Things need to improve. The status quo is not cutting it for the people of Oswego County.”
Ram earned a master’s degree in political science from the University at Buffalo, following an internship in the New York State Assembly and undergraduate work at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
He graduated from Oswego High School in 2007.
One thing he has learned is that elected officials need to be more in touch with and more accountable to the taxpayers.
“Most people don’t even know who their representative in the county legislature is. In my district, that will change,” said Ram.
In addition to his background in political science and his work in the medical industry, Ram is the author of a children’s book which he has read to students at local elementary schools, and is a volunteer at the Oswego County Humane Society.
If elected, Ram said he will be a full-time legislator, committed to improving the community that he loves.