Assemblymember Blanca Pacheco was elected to the California State Assembly in November of 2022 to represent the 64th Assembly District. She was elected to serve on the Downey City Council in 2016, and served two terms as Mayor, in 2020 and 2022. She previously served as President of the League of California Cities Los Angeles Division and was the first elected official from Downey to serve in this position. Blanca is a former Chair of the Housing, Community, and Economic Development Policy Committee and served on the League of California Cities’ State Board as an at-large director.
The daughter of a nurse and public school bus driver Blanca Pacheco grew up in a working-class community. She graduated from UCLA, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Specialization in Chicano/a Studies in 1998. After that, she went on to Loyola Law School, and has been a practicing attorney since 2003.