Tony is the son of Peruvian immigrants who fought every day to ensure that he and his brothers had a bright future. Tony is committed to ensuring that every Nebraskan has an opportunity to achieve the American Dream.
Big year for Tony Vargas.
He's getting married July 9 and he may be standing at the threshold of becoming the only Latino member of the Nebraska Legislature in January.
That's still up to the voters in his multi-layered but heavily Latino legislative district to decide in November, but Vargas emerged from the primary election at the head of a three-candidate pack.
Omaha World-Herald: Medicaid expansion divides candidates running to represent District 7, which has state's highest rate of uninsured
Vargas said he supports LB 947 and would back an effort to bring it back next session if Ricketts’ veto stands.
He said it would allow young people to develop themselves and help the community, including by creating small businesses. “This is an economic and community development issue,” Vargas said.Read more
Tony believes the best way to support community development is by supporting our greatest asset -- our people.Read more
Tony Vargas, a member of the Omaha Public Schools board and candidate for Legislative District 7, addressed the assessment's finding that 29 percent of households in the area have at least one person who was out of work but could be working. Vargas said that more jobs need to be created and businesses need to be supported.Read more
Tony Vargas, a member of the Omaha Public Schools board and candidate for Legislative District 7, saw a call to action in the assessment’s finding that 29 percent of households reported having at least one person who was out of work but could be working.
“We need to create jobs here, we need to support businesses here,” he said.
Tony Vargas, a member of the Omaha school board, will run for the District 7 seat in the Legislature.
Vargas, a registered Democrat, is seeking the South Omaha seat held by State Sen. Nicole Fox. Gov. Pete Ricketts appointed Fox to the position in August after Jeremy Nordquist resigned to take a job in Washington, D.C.Read more