Juan Vargas wins reelection in 51st Congressional District

Posted at 9:58 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 00:58:24-05

(KGTV) -- Democrat Juan Vargas has won reelection to the U.S. House in the 51st Congressional District, the Associated Press says. He faced Republican Juan Hidalgo.

Juan Vargas was first elected in 2013. He served on the committee of financial services and the committee of foreign affairs from 2019 to 2020.

Vargas previously served on the State Senate representing the 40th District, the State Assembly in the 79th District, and the San Diego City Council.

Hidalgo is a retired US Marine. He faced Vargas in 2018 with Vargas capturing 71 percent of the vote.

The district includes all of Imperial County and the southern part of San Diego County including National City, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, and El Centro.