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Estefania Cortes-Vargas – MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park

Father
in Heaven, it is with gratitude we come in prayer for Ms.  Estafania Cortes-Vargas and for the service she
gives to the people of Strathcona – Sherwood Park. We are certain that previous
service has helped shape her to be the person she is today and we are grateful
for that experience. Give her energy for the road ahead and wisdom to make the
best choices for the people of the province. Bless her and her family, and give
them grace and understanding when Ms. Cortes-Vargas’s schedule gets busy. We
ask all this in Jesus name, Amen

Strathcona-Sherwood Park MLA, Estefania Cortes-Vargas, was
elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on May 5, 2015. Prior to this,
she worked as an educational assistant for Edmonton Public Schools for over
four years and was enrolled in the social work program at MacEwan University.

When
she was just six years old, Estefania and her family immigrated to Canada from
Colombia and settled in Sherwood Park. She has been an active volunteer in the
community, supporting nonprofit organizations such as the Multicultural Health
Brokers Co-operative and coaching for a tae kwon do program that serves
families with children with disabilities.

Currently
Member Cortes-Vargas serves as deputy chair of the Special Standing Committee
on Members’ Services. She was also a member of the Select Special Ethics and
Accountability Committee.

She
previously served a member of the Select Special Ethics and Accountability
Committee.

On
March 8, 2016, she was named government caucus whip, making her the youngest
government whip in Alberta to date and most likely in Canada.