|Outgoing NDAA President, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick, administers the oath of office to San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos.|
The event took place during NDAA’s 2016 Summer Conference and National Victims’ Rights Summit.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker was the keynote speaker at the “Passing of the Gavel” ceremony, while former NDAA President, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick, administered the oath of office to Ramos.
In his inaugural speech, Ramos promised to continue working cooperatively with all local, state and federal partners in the law and justice community and to help further develop the functions and valuable services NDAA has to offer.
“I am honored to have earned the support of my colleagues and given the opportunity to represent the thousands of elected District Attorneys across our great nation,” Ramos said. “My intent is to work with my fellow District Attorneys and utilize this position to continue to fight for justice and victims’ rights at a national level.”
Ramos’ previous leadership roles for the organization have included vice president and current co-chair of NDAA’s Training and Education Committee.
Ramos is currently serving his fourth term as District Attorney of San Bernardino County, California. He has served as president of the California District Attorneys Association, and he is currently one of three members appointed by the Governor to the California Victim Compensation Board.
The National District Attorneys Association, whose membership includes District Attorneys from across the United States, is based in Alexandria, Virginia. The NDAA was formed in 1950 and represents the interests of prosecutors and influences federal and national policies affecting law enforcement and prosecution across the country.