MLA Estafania Cortes-Varga, Strathcona-Sherwood Park

Jesus,
thank you that You bring us gifts from different countries who are able to
bless ours through service and leadership.  We pray today for 
Estefania Cortes-Vargas and ask You to bless her as she
serves as Caucus Whip and her constituents.  We acknowledge that public
service is both a sacrifice and an arduous task but we pray that You would fill
her with wisdom, insight and the ability to find solutions to the difficult
challenges her constituents specifically and Albertans in general face on a day
to day basis.  Bless her with answers, ideas and strategies that will be a
blessing to others.   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.