Oscar Mata

Candidate for UDP Vice Chair


Oscar Mata is a committed Young Democrat who has spent the last decade working in education and politics to help grow our Party in Weber County and beyond. Oscar first got involved in high school. He was taken under mentorship of the late State Rep. Lou Shurtliff and Weber County Attorney Dee Smith, and became involved with the Weber County Latino Caucus and soon joined the Young Democrats of Utah as Executive Director.
Since 2016, Oscar has worked to organize northern Utah as part of UDP’s coordinated campaign efforts, working closely with labor unions and community nonprofits to build capacity which translated to Democratic expansion in 2018, and success in 2020.
Within the first month of being elected Vice Chair Oscar traveled to all 29 counties listening to Democrats on what resources they needed and how our party could be stronger across the state. Since then he has seen the party bring back the County Party Grant Program, help manage the largest field operation in UDP history, and assisted in the implementation of a first of its kind statewide GOTV Program that supported every democrat running up and down the ballot.
Professionally, Oscar serves as the Dean of Students at a Title I school in Ogden. In this role, Oscar builds relationships with universities and trade schools, connecting some of Ogden’s most vulnerable youth to higher educational opportunities that fit their needs.


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