Rep. Vazquez's Biography

Emilio Vazquez was elected in a March 2017 special election to serve as state representative for the 197th Legislative District.

A graduate of Olney High School, Emilio has worked in the public sector since 1983, most recently as an auditor for the Philadelphia Parking Authority. He has also served in the Philadelphia Office of Managing Director under Estelle Richman, and on the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network.

As state representative, he is working to put people first, focusing on job opportunities for those he serves and economic development in North Philadelphia, ensuring state funding for neighborhood schools and enacting sensible measures to keep communities safe.

Emilio was born in 1967 in Brooklyn, NY to Agustin Vazquez and Bernarda Santiago. He moved to Philadelphia with his parents to the Franklinville section of Philadelphia in 1976. He continues to serve as a Democratic committeeperson and ward leader.