Prior to joining Ogilvy Government Relations, Moses Mercado served as the Deputy Executive Director, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Governor Howard Dean at the Democratic National Committee. He was responsible for all outreach and communications to the U.S. House and Senate, Governors, Mayor's and local elected officials. He also advised the Governor on Congressional Leadership and elected officials policies and activities. He has been appointed by the National Democratic Chairman Governor Howard Dean as a DNC-At-Large member serving on the Resolutions Committee.
Mr. Mercado served as Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt for six years. As second in command to the House's top-ranking Democrat, Mr. Mercado's diverse responsibilities included assisting in the day-to-day management of Leader's Office operations. He wore both political and policy hats, coordinating decisions, and acting as liaison to the Democrat Caucus (e.g., working to design and implement short- and long-term legislative policy positions), in addition to effectively communicating Democrat leadership views to interested parties off of Capitol Hill. Mr. Mercado was the chief advisor to the Democratic Leader with respect to legislative issues affecting the Latino community.
Before joining the Democratic Leader's office, Mr. Mercado served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Gene Green (D-TX). In that capacity, Mercado was responsible for the management and administration of office operations in the Congressman's Capitol Hill office. He coordinated the Member's legislative agenda, as well as all political and policy decisions.
Before coming to Washington, Mr. Mercado had been an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, assigned to the Eminent Domain Division.
Mr. Mercado received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Texas in 1986, and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from the South Texas College of Law. He has been admitted to Texas bar.
A native of south Texas, Mercado currently resides on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.more » « less