President, Vista Teacher Association

Tod Critchlow

It is critically important that our school board members understand and appreciate the tireless work of our educators, which is why we are proud to endorse Cipriano Vargas for re-election to the Vista School Board. He has already proven himself a dedicated supporter of Vista teachers, nurses, counselors, and psychologists. Cipriano is a committed community member who will continue to fight for a more just and democratic society as a Vista School Board member.

Mike Levin

Tasha Boerner Horvath

Congressional Representative, District 49th

California State Assemblymember, District 76

Cipriano Vargas has a proven record of fighting for our students and public education. Now more than ever we need school leaders who will lead with a student focused agenda and put safety first. I am proud to support him in his re-election to the Vista Schoolboard

Over the last four years, Cipriano Vargas has been working hard to bring meaningful change to VUSD. He has championed early childhood education, pushed for their first dual language program and helped support the modernization of school facilities. It is with great honor that I support Cipriano Vargas in his campaign for re-election. Together, we can help create strong public schools. 

Rosemary Smithfield

Schoolboard Member, Vista Unified

I am proud to endorse Cipriano Vargas for reelection to the Vista School Board. Cipriano is a Vista native who attended Vista public schools and our local university. He understands first-hand the hardships and obstacles that many of our students experience everyday. His unique knowledge, perspective, and empathy is an asset to VUSD. Cipriano is a staunch advocate for all students and I am confident that he will continue to fight for educational equity in our community.

Georgine Tomasi

Lisbette Baltazar

Cipriano Vargas is uniquely qualified to represent the students, parents and the entire Vista community on the Vista School Board. He is a Vista native and a graduate of Vista public schools. He understands the needs of the students and puts their needs first in his decisions. I have personally worked with him on many community issues and am impressed with his caring, intellect, compassion and work ethic. Vista needs his proven community leadership now more than ever. I am proud to endorse his reelection to the Vista School Board.

Schoolboard Member, Escondido Union

Elementary District

It is with great pleasure that I endorse Cipriano Vargas for re-election to the Vista Unified School Board. Cipriano is dedicated
to serving the parents and children of Vista. He is committed to insure all students have the best opportunity and environment to learn and succeed in life.Born and raised in Vista, he attended and graduated from the same schools he currently serves as a trustee. Cipriano is an advocate for strong public school and will continue his fight to improve education and learning in his second term. His unique perspectives and life experiences will continue to be an asset to the educational community in Vista.

Vista USD Parent

Eric Joyce

Vista City Councilmember

Corinna Contreas

I am proud to endorse Cipriano Vargas for re-election to the Vista School Board. As a VUSD parent, I can attest to his incredible work ethic and commitment to public education. He’s proven himself a worthy advocate for our students. Amidst this global pandemic, Cipriano has not once lost focus on what he truly cares about: his community. He is a fierce advocate not just at the local level but also at the state, advocating for more funding into K-12. Please join me in supporting Cipriano Vargas for re-election on November 3rd.

Martha Alvarado

Rick Shea

Stacy Carlson

Kathy Rallings

Schoolboard Member, San Diego

County Office of Education

I am proud to endorse Cipriano Vargas for Vista Schoolboard. As a Vista native and graduate of VUSD, he understands our community firsthand. He prioritizes students and all aspects of their education, well beyond the classroom. He is dedicated to making the best decisions for our community by putting in the effort required to make well informed decisions. Cipriano understands, appreciates, and supports the tireless work of both educators and staff and the immense impact those efforts have on our students.

Schoolboard President, Vista Unified

Schoolboard Member, Carlsbad Unified

Schoolboard Member, Oceanside Unified

I am proud to endorse Cipriano Vargas for Vista Schoolboard. Cipriano is an unwavering advocate for students. His efforts to build more equitable schools will benefit all of our communities for years to come.

Schoolboard Member, San Marcos Unified

Yecenia Tovar

Vista USD Parent

Sarah Spinks

Vista USD Parent

As a parent, third generation Vista resident, product of Vista public schools and business owner, I support re-electing Cipriano for Vista School Board because he is a champion for equity, his values are my values and I know he is fighting for a better Vista.


I trust Cipriano because he respects our teachers and staff, both before and during this new normal, as partners and as vital resources for students and the community. When we re-elect Cipriano this November, we keep our community safe and moving forward.

Yesenia Luna

Vista USD Parent

A product of his community, Cipriano Vargas continues to give back to Vista in every way he can. He is a staunch advocate for all students in our community because he has first-hand knowledge of the work that needs to be done.

Without a doubt, our nation is going through an unprecedented crisis. Yet, the honesty, hard work, and humility Cipriano continues to exhibit through these times is what makes him the type of leader our community demands. He is what we need to continue to make progress in the fight for equity and excellence for all our students.

That’s why as a parent and Vista resident, I am proud to endorse Cipriano Vargas for the Vista Schoolboard.


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