Oscar Ramirez

Co-founder, Fulcrum Public Affairs LLP

Oscar is co-founder of Fulcrum Public Affairs, the only 100% Black and Latino-owned federal government relations firm in the country. Fulcrum was hailed as the “top-earning new firm” of 2019 by Bloomberg Government and in 2020 was recognized as one of “Washington’s fastest-growing lobby shops” by The Hill. Fulcrum was also recently named one of the lobbying firms “poised to do well in the new Washington” by Punchbowl News.

Oscar is a seasoned Democratic strategist with two decades of policy and political experience in senior roles on Capitol Hill, on national political campaigns, in the Obama Administration, and at other government relations firms. In the Obama Administration, Oscar served as a senior advisor to Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. He spent seven years on Capitol Hill as chief of staff and legislative director for three members of Congress, including House Financial Services Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Al Green (D-TX). While on the Hill, he served as president of the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association. Oscar also worked on the presidential campaigns of John Kerry in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008. As vice chair of the Maryland Democratic Party from 2010 to 2014 he was a member of the Democratic National Committee.

Oscar has been recognized as a “Top Lobbyist” by the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics, one of DC’s “Top Lobbyists” by The Hill, one of Washington’s “most influential movers and shakers under 40” by Washington Life Magazine, and as one of the top “40 Under 40 Latinos in American Politics” by The Huffington Post. He sits on the Democratic National Committee’s National Finance Committee and is the father of two very smart dogs, Dug and Lucy.