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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Juan C. Vargas (D-Calif.)

District: 51st District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1992; San Diego City Council, 1993-00; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1996; Calif. Assembly, 2000-2006; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 2006; Calif. Senate, 2010-13; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: March 7, 1961; National City, Calif.
Residence: San Diego
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Adrienne Vargas; two children
Education: U. of San Diego, B.A. 1983; Fordham U., M.A. 1987; Harvard U., J.D. 1991
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Oversight & Investigations); House Administration; Joint Printing

Election History
2014generalJuan Vargas (D) 56,37368.8
Stephen Meade (R) 25,57731.2
2012generalJuan Vargas (D) 113,93471.5
Michael Crimmins (R) 45,46428.5
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow California Rep. George Miller (D) is 5th.


California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepJuanVargas)


Rep. Juan C. Vargas has the 73rd most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.