Former Candidate, Non-Profit Leader and Community Advocate Abel Pacheco Announces Campaign for Seattle City Council, District 4
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Non-profit leader and community advocate Abel Pacheco announced his campaign today for Seattle City Council District 4. He ran for the same seat in 2015, and in 2017 became a finalist to fill Position 8, a citywide seat left vacant by longtime Councilmember Tim Burgess. A District 4 resident for nearly a decade, Abel has lived in Wedgwood, Wallingford, and currently resides in Ravenna. He has an exceptional track record leading on state and local policy issues as Director of Strategic Engagement for Washington MESA - Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement, a STEM pathway program for young women and students of color.
“Our city’s biggest challenges- housing affordability, homelessness, transportation, and pathways to opportunity- are challenges that are deeply personal to me. We should be listening to our neighborhoods and responding with policies that keep everyone in our region moving forward. This is why I’m running to represent District 4.” says Pacheco. “As a son of immigrant parents, I understand that everybody deserves access to opportunity.”
Abel serves on numerous statewide STEM advocacy boards as well as volunteering with United Way of King County’s Public Policy Committee. He also continues to work to address some of the toughest issues facing Seattle and the Puget Sound Region. Abel has been a member of the Promoters of Plymouth (PoP) Housing Committee, the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight Community Advisory Committee, Wallingford Community Council, United Way of King County’s Emerging Leaders Committee, and AFT Local 1789.
District 4 includes Belvedere Terrace, Eastlake, Fremont, Hawthorne Hills, Inverness, Laurelhurst, Magnuson Park, Maple Leaf, Portage Bay, Ravenna Bryant, Roosevelt, Sand Point, University District, University Park, View Ridge, Wallingford, Wedgwood, Windermere, and Windermere North.