Elect Pinky Vargas, Senate, LD 42
WEA-PAC members endorse Democrat Pinky Vargas for election to the Washington Senate in the 42nd Legislative District 42. The district includes the cities of Bellingham, Ferndale, Point Roberts, Lynden, Maple Falls, Glacier, Newhalem, and Barron.
Pinky is a member of the Bellingham City Council, where she serves as both the city's mayor pro-tem and as chair of the council's finance committee. As a member of the finance committee, she has helped balanced Bellingham’s budget without requiring new tax increases. Her work on the council has focused on economic development and creating jobs, keeping the water of Lake Whatcom clean, and passing city budgets that fund emergency services, homelessness prevention and criminal justice.
Currently a senior account manger at Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Pinky supports major accounts customers in Northern Washington. Her career at PSE also includes years of experience as the energy efficiency outreach manager for Northwest Washington where she collaborated with businesses, cities, counties, and residents towards a more responsible and sustainable future for our region while helping businesses, both large and small, save both money and energy.
Pinky was born and raised with a large family in a village in Northern Alberta, Canada. She has lived in four countries and has chosen to live in Bellingham because she greatly values the city's people and its world class location.