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MLA Estefania Cortes-Vargas, Strathcona-Sherwood Park

God
we bring Member Estefania Cortes-Vargas to Your throne today. Thank you for
members who are dedicated to their ridings and who sacrifice much time and
energy for the betterment of Alberta. We ask for Your hand of protection and
strength to be with Estefania today at work, home and in travel, Amen.
 

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

At
just six years old, Estefania and the Cortes-Vargas family immigrated
to Canada from Colombia and settled in Sherwood Park. Cortes-Vargas 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. Cortes-Vargas previously served a member
of the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee.
On
March 8, 2016, Cortes-Vargas was named government caucus whip, the
youngest government whip in Alberta to date and most likely in Canada.