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First Latina San Diego County Board Supervisor Nora Vargas

Supervisor Vargas lately helped roll out a vaccine program that resulted in 95% of the South Bay’s aged being vaccinated for COVID-19.

SAN DIEGO — Nora Vargas is San Diego County’s first Latina Board Supervisor and this Women’s History Month she’s speaking about her historic marketing campaign and the obstacles she’s breaking for the following era of ladies leaders.

Nora Vargas mentioned lots of people informed her she couldn’t have some of the coveted roles in county authorities however mentioned she didn’t hearken to the naysayers and continued serving the group.

“I heard a lot of ‘you have to wait your turn, you have to build a constituency. This is a big seat, you’re not ready for it. You’re running against folks who have been here and established for many years.’ The reason why I do what I do is that I know I’m the right person for this role,” mentioned Vargas, who represents District 1 in San Diego County.

Nora Vargas has been a San Diego County Board Supervisor since November 2020 and mentioned being a girl in cost is one thing she’s now comfy with. She was additionally the primary Latina govt to run Planned Parenthood and the primary Latina board member for the California State Teachers Retirement System. Now she’s serving the County of San Diego as its first Latina board supervisor.

“It’s not an easy job but I love it. I think as the only Latina serving on the board, I’ve been able to bring forth and address the disproportionate effects of the pandemic. Mitigating the pandemic has been my first priority along with economic recovery,” Vargas mentioned. 

Vargas was born in Tijuana, raised in San Diego and credit her household for motivating her to serve the group. She additionally mentioned she acknowledges the significance of being a job mannequin for these younger individuals who could need to observe in her footsteps.

“What I try to do is really show, especially young Latinas, women of color and our boys so that they can see that they too can be in this seat,” Vargas mentioned. 

Supervisor Vargas lately helped roll out a vaccine program that resulted in 95% of the South Bay’s aged being vaccinated for COVID-19.

WATCH: Most South Bay seniors have been vaccinated

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