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Juan Vargas' Biography

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 51, Democratic

Contact Information

333 F Street, Suite A
Chula Vista, CA 91910

380 North 8th Street, Suite 14
El Centro, CA 92243

2244 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Juan C. Vargas




Wife: Adrienne; 2 Children: Rosa, Helena

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

National City, CA

Home City:

San Diego, CA



Attended, Jesuit Seminary

JD, Harvard Law School, 1991

MA, Humanities, Fordham University, 1987

BA, Political Science, University of San Diego, 1983

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 51, 2012-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, California, District 51, 2006, 2018

Senator, California State Senate, District 40, 2010-2012

Assistant Majority Leader, California State Assembly, 2000-2006

Assembly Member, California State Assembly, District 79, 2000-2006

Member, San Diego City Council, 1993-2001

Member, Border Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, present

Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Foster Youth Caucus, present

Member, Congressional High Tech Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, present

Member, Diabetes Caucus, present

Member, House Guard and Reserve Component Caucus, present

Member, House Specialty Crops Caucus, present

Member, Israel Allies Caucus Foundation, present

Member, Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus, present

Member, LGBT Equality Caucus, present

Member, Library of Congress Caucus, present

Member, Military Veterans Caucus, present

Member, Native American Caucus, present

Member, New Democrat Coalition, present

Member, Ports Caucus, present

Member, Small Business Caucus, present

Member, Travel and Tourism Caucus, present

Member, United States-Mexico Friendship Caucus, present

Former Member, Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, House Administration Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Joint Committee on Printing, United States Congress

Former Member, Latino Caucus

Former Member, Moderate Caucus

Former Member, Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Oversight and Investigators Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Vice President of Corporate Legal, Liberty Mutual Group

Former Associate Attorney, Luce, Forward, Hamilton and Scripps

Former Vice President of External Affairs, Safeco Insurance

Former Sponsor, Operation Restore

Former Member, San Diego Foundation

Former Member, Society of Jesuits

Father's Name:

Tomas Vargas

Mother's Name:

Celina Vargas

Priority Issues:

My Public Policy Priorities
Protecting Medicare and Social Security
Good paying jobs for trained workers
Solar and green power to boost economic growth
Educational opportunities for all children
Comprehensive immigration reform
Honoring our veterans and protecting their hard-earned benefits
Investing in research and development to drive greater innovation

Spouse's Occupation:

Executive at the San Diego Foundation