Rep. Vigil owns Sangre de Cristo Laboratory with his wife, Evelyn. He served two terms as Costilla County Commissioner. He has worked in various service roles including factory worker, social worker, substance abuse counselor, peace officer and special investigator for the district attorney.
Rep. Vigil is a sixth generation native, born and raised in San Pablo near San Luis, Colorado. He graduated from Adams State College and currently lives in the Fort Garland area.