Michael Vargas

Perris, California

Michael was born and raised in Los Angeles. He is married to Julie Vargas, and they have four daughters and six grandchildren.  He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and attended Pasadena Community College.

Michael is a retired Police Sergeant from the Los Angeles School Police Department. During his 30 years of service, his assignments included but were not limited to: Campus Officer, Patrol Officer, Watch Officer, Field Sergeant, Watch Commander, and Field Training Officer.  He spent time working in the emergency operations center, as well as the department’s technology unit. He actively participated in reviewing school safety plans, served on the dignitary protection detail, and acted as a liaison between school administration and law enforcement officials.

Michael continued his public servant duties and locally served as a Public Safety Commissioner for the City of Perris from 2007-2011. On November 2, 2010 Michael was elected into office as a Governing Board Member for the Val Verde Unified School District Board of Education. Michael was a great asset to the Board and so well liked by the community that he was re-elected for a second term on November 4, 2014. By great demands from Michael’s constituents he ran for Mayor for the City of Perris and was elected into office on November 8, 2016.

In addition to his Mayoral duties, Michael sits on the Riverside County Transportation Committee, March Joint Powers Authority Committee and the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Authority.

Michael’s memberships include the following organizations: National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, League of California Cities, International Council of Shopping Centers, League of United Latin American Citizens Riverside Council 3190, President of the Perris Valley Democratic Club, Riverside County Democratic Party Immigration Reform Committee. Perris Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

As a parent, grandparent, community member, and tax payer Michael has a vested interest in ensuring that the City of Perris is safe, provides good jobs, affordable housing, and supports the growth of the youth so that they can continue to succeed in life. He supports labor organizations, and looks forward to continue working together to better the community.

Michael Vargas will be speaking at:

Community Innovations to Address Health Disparities

- 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM ,

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