Ralph is a native Baltimorean who primarily grew up in East Baltimore but lived in several communities throughout the city. He served eight years in the U.S. Army (1983-1991) of which he served tours of duty in the United States, Germany and Korea.
Following Ralph's honorable discharge he served as a correctional officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center from 1994 until his retirement in 2012. In 2014 he established R.E.j.j.Publications, in which he self-published two nationally acclaimed books about prison industry and prison corruption.
Since Ralph's retirement he has been a critical City Hall analyst, political correspondent of Baltimore politics and a citywide activist. He is a proud Prince Hall Mason, which reflects his character of integrity and his commitment to humanitarian services.
Ralph is not endorsed or supported by any special interest groups or status quo entities; neither does he sit on any public or private board.