Vargas, Andy X.
3rd Essex District
Andy X. Vargas serves as State Representative for the 3rd Essex district. He sits on the Ways and Means, Education, Public Health and Small Business Committees. Rep. In this role Andy has passed and advocated for several pieces of legislation in the areas of civics education, youth development, gun violence prevention, and school nutrition.
Andy was elected to the MA House of Representatives at 24. Prior to this, he served as a City Councilor in Haverhill, MA. as the first Latino elected official in his city. Prior to elected office, Andy led communications and marketing for Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll), a non-profit that fosters inclusive entrepreneurship in communities that need it most. He also served in the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, and as a White House intern under the Obama administration.
Andy grew up in Haverhill, MA. after his family immigrated from the Dominican Republic. Andy resides in downtown Haverhill with his wife and Yankees fan, Rikelma. Baseball and basketball are his pastimes.
Andy attended Boston University and received a bachelor's degree, with a double major in Political Science and International Relations and a concentration in Foreign Policy and Security Studies. In 2019, he received the Young Alumni Award from BU. At the University of Virginia, Andy also received a certificate from the 2019 Emerging Legislative Leaders program at the Darden School of Business.