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    IBEW volunteers walk Imperial Valley with Senator Vargas

  • Vargas dazzles at debate

  • Putting up signs in Imperial County is a family affair



I am running for Congress to represent the citizens of the 51st District and make America work again. I have been a civic leader in the San Diego and Imperial Counties for 20 years. I have served as an activist, a San Diego City Councilmember, a State Assemblymember, and, currently, as the State Senator for the 40th Senate District, which covers almost all of the 51st Congressional District. I am committed to ensuring quality public safety, preserving equality, and protecting vital services for children, the poor, and the elderly, such as Medicare and Social Security. Once elected to Congress, I will fight for good paying jobs for adults, better educational opportunities for children, and the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.

Juan Vargas in the News

October 9, 2012 “Family Justice Center opens”
October 9, 2012 “Senator Vargas ‘Outraged’ at Gas Spike”
October 5, 2012 “SoCal Lawmaker Calls For Waiver To Help Curb Skyrocketing Gas Prices”
September 25, 2012 “PRESS RELEASE: Juan Vargas endorses Bob Filner”
August 30, 2012 “Bill requiring coaching staffs to report abuse goes to governor”
August 25, 2012 “Vargas sends consumer protection bills to Governor”
June 27, 2012 “Vargas' 'Sandusky' bill advances”
June 27, 2012 “Calif. Legislature Sends Budget Deal to Gov. Brown”
June 6, 2012 “Vargas, Crimmins To Battle Again In 51st Congressional Race”
June 4, 2012 “Pet-grooming bill by State Senator Juan Vargas moves to Assembly”
May 29, 2012 “Senate approves San Diego fireworks bill”
May 28, 2012 “Five bills by Sen. Vargas move to Senate floor”
May 24, 2012 “Budget cuts to early childhood education protested”
May 24, 2012 “Bill Regulating Pet Groomers Advances in State Senate”
May 17, 2012 “Juan Vargas Endorsed by the NewDemPAC”
May 17, 2012 “Sen. Juan Vargas pet-grooming bill goes to Senate floor”
May 14, 2012 “Committee Approves Pet Grooming Bill”
April 26, 2012 “Legislation would strip $126,000 yearly pay from state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board members”
April 24, 2012 “Vargas' pet grooming, “Save Our Events” bills approved by committees”
April 24, 2012 “California Senate passes bill for pet groomer certification”
April 17, 2012 “Panel approves Vargas sex abuse bill”
February 19, 2012 “Bill would regulate, license pet groomers in California”
February 12, 2012 “Juan Vargas Secures Coveted California Democratic Party Endorsement for 51st Congressional District at State Convention”
January 27, 2012 “San Diego County counts its homeless”
January 23, 2012 “Dems Pre-Endorsements Presage Tough 2012”
January 21, 2012 “Democrats make primary endorsements: Vargas closer to support of California Democratic Party”
January 19, 2012 “State Senate committees hammer 'hard money' practices”
November 23, 2011 “California American Water Teams with State Senator Juan Vargas for ‘Operation Gobble’”
November 22, 2011 “Penn state scandal triggers Vargas Bill”