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Ramon Contreras

Ramon Contreras

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Ramon Contreras is an Associate in Mercury’s New York City Office, where he specializes in grassroots coalition building, government relations, strategic communications, and public affairs.

Co-Founder and former Executive Director of a statewide gun violence prevention organization

Advisor for the Democratic National Committee Organizing Corp 2020

Former Fellow at the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, Asian Legislative Caucus

Served as a Finance Committee Intern for Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 re-election campaign

Recipient of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators 2018 Regis F. Groff Award

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Ramon Contreras is an Associate in Mercury’s New York City Office, where he specializes in grassroots coalition building, government relations, strategic communications, and public affairs.

Ramon has a diverse array of experience in local and statewide government, advocacy, and lobbying. Most recently, Contreras worked concurrently as a Political Advisor for The Next 50, a PAC working to elect young Democrats in swing districts, and as Deputy Political Director for the Manhattan Democratic Party, where he acted as an outreach coordinator.

In 2018, Contreras co-founded Youth Over Guns – an organization aimed at combating gun violence in Black and Brown communities and educating children on the danger of guns, an issue that remains critically important to New York. That same year, he joined March for Our Lives as a National Field Strategist, traveling to over 60 cities across the United States, mobilizing young voters to the polls for the 2018 midterm elections.

Contreras has consulted on several local, state, and federal campaigns, including 2020 presidential candidates.