Featured Speaker

Oscar Silva

Oscar Silva

Political Director, Battleground Texas

Oscar Silva is a native Texan and the Executive Director for Battleground Texas. Before returning to Texas in 2012, Oscar led the Latino vote efforts in North Carolina for Organizing for America – President Obama’s reelection campaign. He is often a guest speaker at events with topics around organizing, communities of color, and the process of winning in Texas by expanding the electorate.

At the core of Oscar’s focus are LatinX organizing and engaging diverse constituency groups — students, women, faith-based, and LGBTQ+. He holds a BBA in Economics, a BBA in International Business, and a BS in Public Administration from Baylor University. Sic ‘em Bears!

Oscar has 7 years of experience working in local, state and national political campaigns. Before returning to Battleground Texas in 2015, he was the Director of Binational Affairs, Community Affairs, and Media Relations for Texas State Senate District 29.

When not caught in the field or working to turn Texas blue, Oscar is often outdoors with his partner camping with their dogs – Bruno, Valentino, Winston, Ox, and Paco – or cooking up a meal for family and friends.