It is a pleasure to represent the city of Hartford here at the State Capitol. I have been committed to public service for much of my life and I look forward to continuing to serve now as your State Representative. I was a teacher in the Hartford Public schools for 35 years and I have held numerous leadership roles with national committees on education and civil rights.
I have been appointed Vice Chairman of the General Assembly’s Commerce Committee by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve in this leadership position.
I will also be serving on the Children’s and Appropriations Committees and as Vice Chair of the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee.
I look forward to serving on these committees and to be a voice for the people of Hartford here at the Capitol.
Your input and opinions are what makes our democracy work so well. Now more than ever, I hope you will not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns.
Current News & Issues
AVISO IMPORTANTE PARA NEGOCIOS
El programa de Alimentación Suplementario Para Mujeres, Infantes y Niños (WIC) actualmente está ofreciendo a todos los negocios de comestibles y farmacias en CT la oportunidad de aplicar para ser autorizados en el mes de enero. VER MAS
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR BUSINESSES
The Connecticut Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is offering an opportunity for all Connecticut food stores and pharmacies to apply for WIC authorization for the month of January. READ MORE
REP. VARGAS APPOINTED VICE CHAIRMAN OF COMMERCE COMMITTEE
Rep. Vargas says the committee is critical to Connecticut's economy and job creation. READ MORE
HARTFORD'S SOUTH END RECEIVES STATE FUNDS
Funds to pay for streetscape improvements in neighborhood necessary to maintain community's infrastructure. READ MORE
DIVORCE COURT REFORM BILL PASSES HOUSE AND SENATE
Bill that makes changes to Connecticut's family court system related to guardians ad litem appointed by courts for minor children goes to the Governor. READ MORE
REP. VARGAS WELCOMES GRANT FOR HARTFORD’S
‘BRINGING THE FOREST TO THE PEOPLE PROJECT’
State Representative Edwin Vargas welcomes a $11,100 grant from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) for Hartford’s "Bringing The Forest To The People Project”. READ MORE
REP. VARGAS WELCOMES $349,690 STATE BOND FUNDING
FOR LATINO COMMUNITY SERVICES
The requested funds are for renovation and improvements to the Latino Community Services facility at 184 Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford. READ MORE
REP. VARGAS CALLS FOR FAMILY COURT REFORM
Says the family court system is broken and needs to be fixed. READ MORE