Oscar Ramirez joined the Podesta Group after serving as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Labor. There, he was responsible for the Labor Department’s outreach to state and local governments and acted as the primary liaison to various constituency groups as well as business and community-based organizations. A seasoned veteran of Capitol Hill, Oscar previously served as Chief of Staff to Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA). He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Rep. Al Green (D-TX) and Legislative Director for Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA), both members of the Financial Services Committee. Oscar has provided expert political strategy on many Democratic national and state campaigns. Most recently, he served as the Virginia Policy Director for the Obama campaign. His other campaign experience includes working on John Kerry’s presidential campaign as well as Mark Warner’s gubernatorial campaign and the 2006 Maryland Democratic Coordinated Campaign. Oscar was an elected member of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee and is President of the Montgomery County Hispanic Democratic Club. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Vice President and then President of the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association. He is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Hispanic Lobbyists Association.