About Robert Vargas III

Robert Vargas III is a native San Antonian and a proud product of the city's West Side. He is a fourth generation Texan, the son, and grandson of Migrant workers, and was a student in the Edgewood Independent School District.

It is Robert’s deep-rooted faith and love for his community that fuels his commitment to making the world around him a better place.
 
Robert's expertise spans political campaign management, strategic marketing, community relations, event management, and government affairs. He has worked with business owners, politicians, and non-profits to create strategies that will best help accomplish their goals. He does do so by way of empowering people with the contacts and resources necessary to advance their mission.

Robert's civic involvement is focused on grassroots community organizing, criminal justice reform as well as increasing voter education and participation. He currently serves as the recording secretary for the San Antonio Chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and as an Executive Board Member of the Central Labor Council of the San Antonio AFL-CIO. 

He was recently re-elected by the delegates of the Texas Democratic Party Convention to a second term as the Committeeman, representing Texas Senate District 26 on the State Democratic Executive Committee of the Texas Democratic Party.

Robert has worked in various roles in the political arena and has served several elected officials in Bexar County including; Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Joe Gonzales, Bexar County Democratic Party Chairwoman Monica Alcántara, Constable Leticia Vazquez, and several others.

He is the host of the bilingual Political Talk Radio show, Plática Politica which airs on KEDA Radio Jalapeño 99.9FM and on Facebook Live.

Robert was recently appointed as Policy Advisor to State Representative Ray Lopez of Texas House District 125 which encompasses the neighborhood in which Robert grew up in.

Prior to joining the Office of Representative Lopez, Robert served Bexar County Residents as the Intergovernmental Affairs and Constituent Services Liaison for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office under the administration of Sheriff Javier Salazar.​

CURRENT INVOLVEMENT​​

  • Policy Advisor to State Representative Ray Lopez of Texas House District 125

  • Public Affairs Advisor for TJ Mayes PLLC

  • Board Member for the Stone Wall Democrats of San Antonio

  • Host of Plática Politica a bilingual political talk show on KEDA Radio Jalapeño

  • ​Executive Board Member for the San Antonio AFL-CIO Central Labor Council

  • Board Member for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement - San Antonio Chapter

  • Member of Office Employees International Union, Local 277

  • ​Steering Committee Member for the Bexar County Democratic Party

  • Political Advisor to Bexar County Democratic Party Chairwoman Monica Alcántara

  • Advisor to Atascosa County Democratic Party

  • Resolutions Committee Member for the State Democratic Executive Committee of the Texas Democratic Party

 

FORMER AFFILIATIONS​​​​

  • Senior Advisor - 2020 Bexar County Democratic Party Victory Campaign​

  • Political Director - Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, 2020 Re-Election Campaign 

  • Senior Advisor - Bexar County Democratic Party Chairwoman Monica Alcántara Re-Election Campaign

  • Senior Advisor - Constable Leticia R. Vazquez, 2020 Election Campaign

  • Affirmative Action Committee Member - Delegate Selection Committee of the 2020 Democratic National Convention

  • Co-Chair - 2020 Senate District 26 County Convention

  • Member - 2018-2020 Texas Democratic Party Convention Committee

  • Member - 2018-2020 Texas Democratic Party Communications Committee

  • Former Intergovernmental Affairs and Constituent Services Liaison for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office

  • Member - 2018 Transition Team for Bexar County Democratic Party Chairwoman-Elect Monica Alcantara

  • Campaign Manager, Joe Gonzales for Bexar County Criminal District Attorney​ 2018 Primary Campaign

  • Former Constituent Liaison and Advisor, Bexar County Sheriff, Javier Salazar

  • Campaign Manager 2016 Javier Salazar for Bexar County Sheriff Campaign

  • Former Commissioner, San Antonio Fiesta Commission

  • Former Senior Advisor to Tommy Calvert, Candidate for Bexar County Commissioner, Pct. 4

  • 2015 Fiesta Commission Membership Committee

  • Former Board Member for the San Antonio Film Institute

  • Former Marketing Committee Member for the San Antonio Fiesta Commission

  • Former Community Relations Committee Member for the San Antonio Fiesta Commission

  • Padrino to Richard Ojeda, Rey Feo LXIV

  • Former Vice Chairman of the Young Executives Society San Antonio

  • Former Board Member of B.E.A.T. AIDS

  • Co-Founder and Former Board Member of the San Antonio L.G.B.T. Chamber of Commerce