Senator Vargas, Hoping For A Second Term

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October 21st, 2020

Senator Tony Vargas

OMAHA – For Senator Vargas, the last four years have passed very quickly, between his work as a legislator, his family with a 20-month-old daughter, and a new family member to come in January, he’s still running his campaign.

In short, Vargas is working on this term in different aspects, but his main focuses is helping the working class, those living on the poverty line, education, and health care. And also the controversial issue of payday lenders.

Another important issue for Vargas is the juvenile justice system.  He worked on decreasing the number of youth of color who often get stuck in the system and he wants to reduce the chances of these individuals for reaching to the corrections system.

But something that he is proud to have accomplished is the $ 10 million workforce housing program. This program will benefit north and south Omaha and it is the first to happen in many years in Omaha and it will start next year.

This program provides the opportunity for working-class people to own a home in these parts of the city.

But for Vargas, the good also comes with the bad, there were some areas where he couldn’t do much in this term.

The reality for Vargas for not being able to achieve more in his term depended on several aspects.

In his passage through the Nebraska legislature, Vargas felt that the Senate is divided somewhat.

Among the 49 senators, there are representatives with ages from the early 20s to early 80s, a wide range of backgrounds, people with a lot of money, and others with not so much.

Vargas understands that this creates a polarization of ideas but he feels that the Senate can come together but each senator has to do its part.

Among the 49 senators, there are representatives with ages from the early 20s to early 80s, a wide range of backgrounds, people with a lot of money, and others with not so much.

Currently of the 49 Nebraska senators, two are African-American, one Native American, and Vargas as the only Hispanic. He wants the diversity of the state to be reflected more when it comes to creating laws

Vargas understands that this creates a polarization of ideas but he feels that everyone can get there. to agree and each senator has to do his part.

If Vargas is re-elected, he will continue to work on early education and improve opportunities for working-class people.

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