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Edwin Vargas
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Connecticut House of Representatives District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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Edwin Vargas is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Vargas served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Commerce
Children

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Incumbent Edwin Vargas was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Michael Lupo was unopposed in the Republican primary. Vargas defeated Lupo in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Vargas ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 6. Vargas defeated incumbent Hector Robles in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Michael Lupo (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdwin Vargas 89% 5,031
     Republican Michael J. Lupo 11% 620
Total Votes 5,651
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 6 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEdwin Vargas 56% 658
Hector Robles Incumbent 44% 518
Total Votes 1,176

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Vargas is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Vargas raised a total of $239,751 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 16, 2013.[6]

Edwin Vargas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 6 Won $59,384
2010 Connecticut State House, District 6 Defeated $91,673
2008 Connecticut State House, District 6 Defeated $88,694
Grand Total Raised $239,751

2012

Vargas Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Vargas raised a total of $59,384.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Edwin Vargas's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$53,700
Vargas 2012$954
Castrucui, Dominick$100
Mass, Jill L$100
Johnsen, James E$100
Total Raised in 2012$59,384
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Vargas lost the election for the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Vargas raised a total of $91,673.

2008

Vargas lost the election for the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Vargas raised a total of $88,694.

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[7]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hector Robles (D)
Connecticut House of Representatives 6
2013–present
Succeeded by
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