Mark Ramos's life is a testament to the transformative power of community activism and the tenets of the Democratic Party. Growing up in the Maravilla Projects of East LA, Mark's earliest childhood memories consisted of going door to door to register voters with his mother, Bertha Dixon-Ramos. He learned firsthand the importance of standing up for democratic values and fighting for working families. These childhood experiences ignited his lifelong passion for advocacy, activism, and community engagement. Mark's journey from the Maravilla Projects of East LA to leadership has been marked by a steadfast commitment to fighting for workers, empowering communities, and advancing progressive causes that impact the everyday lives of hard-working people in Los Angeles County, California, and our great Nation. 

Mark started his career as a courtesy clerk in a local grocery store.  He worked his way up the ranks in the stores, became an active member of the United Food and Commercial Workers, and was eventually elected to lead the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) Local 1428 as President in 2014. It was his union job as a grocery store worker that allowed him to raise a family and buy a home.  

Throughout his tenure, Mark has led the operations of the UFCW Local 1428 to live up to its motto of "Building Better Communities." Beyond fighting for fair wages, safe working conditions, and access to essential resources, the union runs a food pantry from its headquarters and organizes food giveaways during Thanksgiving and other holidays in partnership with organizations like Labor Community Services. Mark also serves UFCW regionally as the President of the UFCW Western States Council. In this role, he coordinates political efforts across 11 UFCW local unions representing over 200,000 workers in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.

Building on his grassroots experience and commitment to community empowerment, Mark has a deep foundation in the Democratic Party. He is a long-time delegate and was elected as a Regional Director for the California Democratic Party in 2017.  During his 6 year term, he diligently worked to ensure that all delegates had a voice within the party. He provided support and guidance to delegates to pursue a myriad of avenues including running for office, writing resolutions, and serving on key party committees. Mark's accessibility and dedication to shared success made him a trusted mentor and advocate for democrats across the region and a leader across the state.

In April 2024, Mark was elected as Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP). It is the largest Democratic central committee in the United States, representing over 3.1 million Democrats. As Chair, Mark is dedicated to his mission to unite and empower Democrats across the various jurisdictions and 88 municipalities of Los Angeles County and continue the storied legacy of leading one of the most influential central committees in the nation. 

Mark has been married for 36 years to the love of his life Margie Ramos.  They are the proud parents of two grown sons who are also proud union members: Robert Ramos of IATSE Local 33 and Alex Ramos of UFCW Local 1428.



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