Springfield Councilor Orlando Ramos says he has the votes for council president in 2017

Orlando Ramos 

SPRINGFIELD – Ward 8 City Councilor Orlando Ramos announced Monday that he has secured the advance support of the majority of his colleagues to become the next council president in 2017.

Ramos, who is the current vice-president, said he is “humbled by the support” from his co-councilors. He said he has the support of at least eight of the 13 councilors including his own vote.

“I know that my colleagues have taken notice of how hard I’ve worked since day one, and I’m thankful for the opportunity…

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