Ricardo Pacheco was elected to the Baldwin Park City Council in 1997 and is the longest serving Councilmember on the City Council.
Though his years of public service, Councilmember Pacheco has been an advocate for education, public safety, environmental protection and community development. Councilmember Pacheco played an instrumental role to bring redevelopment to Baldwin Park. His involvement in redevelopment includes bringing the Target Shopping Plaza, Smart and Final, Home Depot and Wal-Mart Shopping Center to Baldwin Park. Concerned for employment opportunities for residents, Councilmember Pacheco supported new initiatives to promote job opportunities for the unemployed and under skilled to propose several job fairs in the city and recommend for a One Stop Career Center to open in Baldwin Park.
Councilmember Pacheco is a strong supporter of recreation and community services programs in Baldwin Park. Since his tenure on the City Council, Councilmember Pacheco has helped renovate every park and Little League field in the city by securing funds to upgrade heavily used parks and baseball fields in the city. Councilmember Pacheco played an instrumental role to secure funds to upgrade the Julia McNeill Senior to ensure our golden residents are provided high quality amenities and services they deserve. At Barnes Park, Councilmember Pacheco advocated for the creation of a Family Recreation Center to ensure residents living in the Southwest quadrant of the City had access to valuable recreation programs.
A native of Baldwin Park, Councilmember earned an Electrical Engineering degree from California State University, Los Angeles. He attended St. John the Baptist School and graduated from Don Bosco Technical High School in Rosemead. You can often find Councilmember Pacheco and his wife Lenet dancing at all the senior center dances. Councilmember Pacheco is also the proud father of two daughters and a son.