Oscar De Los Santos

Arizona House of Representatives, District 11

Oscar was the first out LGBTQ+ member to represent the District and one of the first in the Arizona State Legislature!


Oscar De Los Santos serves as the Representative for District 11 in the Arizona House of Representatives. A rising leader in Arizona politics, Oscar is the Assistant Leader of the Arizona House Democrats and serves as co-chair of the Arizona LGBTQ+ Caucus. Born to working-class immigrant parents, Oscar has dedicated his life and career to public service and progressive values. As a teacher at a low-income school in South Phoenix, he’s been on the frontlines of the fight for better-funded schools and better teacher pay. As head of public policy at the Association of Arizona Food Banks, he represented Arizona’s 1,200 food banks and food pantries in the Arizona Legislature and Congress. Oscar has been recognized locally and internationally for his leadership. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, earned a master of public policy at the University of Oxford, and was invited by the White House to a private meeting with President Obama. In the House, he has been a tireless advocate for LGBT equality, worker’s rights, voting rights, taking on corporate corruption, and ensuring educators are paid fair wages. Now, Oscar is running for re-election to continue representing LD 11 in the Arizona House of Representatives.