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City of PerrisCandidate for Mayor

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Michael M. Vargas

Retired Police Sergeant
6,185 votes (38.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fiscal Solvency - Maintain fiscal solvency with an emphasis on transparency and no hidden agendas.
  • Public Safety - Increase the number of police officers and firefighters to keep our community safe to live, go to school, work and enjoy family activities.
  • Economic Development - Improve the quality of life by attracting more retailers to our community where we can eat and shop, and companies that offer sustainable living wages and benefits, not warehouses that employ through staffing agencies.



Profession:Retired Police Sergeant
Governing Board Member, Val Verde Unified School District Board of Trustees — Elected position (2010–current)
Commissioner, City of Perris Public Safety Commission — Appointed position (2007–2007)

Community Activities

President, Perris Valley Democratic Club (2015–current)
Member, California School Board Association (2010–current)
Member, Riverside County School Boards Assocation (2011–current)
Member, National School Boards Association (2011–current)
Member, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (2012–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Central Labor Council San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, AFL-CIO
  • Congressman Mark Takano
  • Riverside County Democratic Party

Organizations (3)

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 440
  • Los Angeles School Police Management Association
  • Los Angeles School Police Officers Association

Elected Officials (14)

  • Annette Gonzalez-Buttner, Imperial County Office of Education Board President
  • Marla Kirkland, Board Member, Val Verde Unified School District
  • Julio Gonzalez, Board Clerk, Val Verde Unified School District
  • Abigail Medina, Vice President San Bernardino City Schools Board of Education
  • Dr. Angelov Farooq, Riverside Board of Education
  • Bill Newberry, Vice President Corona-Norco Board of Education
  • Natalie Vasquez, Board Member, Perris Elementary School District
  • Margarita Rios, Norwalk-La Mirada Board of Education
  • Jasmin Rubio, Board Member San Jacinto Board of Education
  • John I. Norman, President San Jacinto Board of Education
  • Jerry Bowman, President Menifee Board of Education
  • Alfredo Andrade, President Banning Board of Education
  • Jesus Holguin, President Moreno Valley Board of Education
  • Mary Ybarra, Board Member, Corona-Norco Board of Education

Individuals (5)

  • Commissioner James C. Baker II
  • Richard Sandoval, President of Hispanic Life Style
  • Dr. Dave Long, Former CA State Secretary of Education
  • Tim Sheridan, Candidate 42nd Congressional District
  • Robert Terrell, Vice President Teamsters Local 63

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