This is the fourth time City Councilman Herman “Butch” Ramik has been elected to City Council. Butch has been a resident for 48 years, since 1973.
He states that he will continue to work with all elected officials to move the community forward, and knows without doubt that he can and will continue to face all challenges in the future, as he’s done the past four years.
Ramik served in the military during the Vietnam War, with the 23th Infantry Division out of Chu Lai. He returned home a highly decorated soldier after being awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and other military citations. He went on to become an Army drill sergeant at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri.
After leaving the military, he served on the Taylor Police Department for 20 years, where he also earned a Purple Heart, Medal of Valor and Mayor’s Medal. Overall, he served in law enforcement for 35 years … and he misses it every day.
He is married to his wife of 49 years, Jeanette. They have a daughter, Christy, and four grandchildren. They also have a small poodle named Teddy.
- Class president of his Police Academy Class 1977
- Founder of the Taylor Veterans Museum
- Elected VFW Post 4422 Commander three times
- Assistant coordinator of the Schoolcraft College Police Academy for 10 years
- SWAT Assistant Team Leader for 12 years.