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
REP. VARGAS JOINS IN EDUCATION BILL SIGNING CEREMONY
Rep. Edwin Vargas pleased with bills backed by Black and Puerto Rican Caucus members.READ MORE
PASSAGE OF SECOND CHANCE BILL IS SALUTED
Rep. Vargas joins colleagues at ceremonial signing of landmark bill. Rep. Edwin Vargas with Governor Malloy and members of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus. (left to right), Rep. Bruce Morris, Rep. Angel Arce, Rep. Douglas McCrory, Rep. Vargas, Sen. Eric Coleman,Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (seated). READ MORE
LEGISLATION CALLS FOR CHARTER SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY
Rep. Vargas says bill is needed and backs more funding and support for public schools. READ MORE
HISTORICAL FLAG UNVEILING AT STATE CAPITOL
Rep. Vargas salutes State Capitol ceremony celebrating Army Civil War Regiment. READ MORE
FIGHTING FOR HIGHER WAGES
Representative Edwin Vargas says the time is now to boost the pay of low wage earners. READ MORE
VARGAS CONTINUES FIGHT FOR MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION BILL
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REP. VARGAS SAYS IT'S TIME TO PROTECT
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