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Los Angeles County, CA November 6, 2007 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Ralph S. Pacheco

Candidate for
Governing Board Member; Whittier Union High School District

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I am 52 years old,a lifelong resident of the Whittier area, Married to Deborah Lee (Chavez) Pacheco. We raised three (3) children who attended public schools in the Whittier Union High School District. Joseph, Bernadette, Vincent. We have six (6) beautiful grandchildren, Isaiah (11), Angelina (10), Abigail "Abby" (8), Isabelle (7),Abraham (5), and Mercy Marie (1). Isaiah, Abby, and Isabelle have attended school in the South Whittier School District.

My wife Debbie and I make our home in South Whittier, where she is also active in education as a Member of the South Whittier School Board.

My Community Service spans over a 25 year period, and includes the following.


President, Whittier Area School Trustees Association (WASTA) (2006 - Present)

Member, California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly, Region 24.

Former Trustee, Rio Hondo Community College District (1987-1991)

Policy Advisor, California Department of Education, Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs (1987-89)

Past President, South Whittier Community Education Foundation

Education Advisor, CA state Senator Cecil Green (1987-92)

Education Advisor, CA state Assemblyman Bob Epple (1988-94)

College Instructor, Cerritos College, Department of Community Education

Adjunct Professor, Regency Bible College

Lecturer;USC, Chapman College, Cal State Fullerton, Rio Hondo College, Cerritos College.

Co-Chair, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District (NLMUSD) School Community Council.

Chair, NLMUSD Committee for Responsive Education (1979-83)

Vice Chair, NLMUSD Affirmative Action Board

Chair, Cerritos College Citizens Resource Advisory Committee (1981-87)

NLMUSD/ABC USD Community Advisory Committee (Special Education)

Business Advisory Council, Compton College

State Education & Legislative Advocate, CA LULAC

Chair, Legislative Committee, CA Latino School Board Members Association.

State Executive Board, CA Latino School Board Members Asscociation

Member, California School Boards Association (CSBA)

Member, CSBA State Legislative Committee (Sacramento)

Member, CSBA Federal Issues Council (Washington D.C.)

CSBA Governmental Relations Chair to CA State Senate Majority Leader (2000-2002)

Policy Advisor, UC Office of the President, Academic Centers of Excellence.


Chair, Los Angeles County, (So. Whittier) Community Law Enforcement Task Force (2006-2007)

Whittier/SFS Chief of Police Advisory (2007-Present)

State EDD Employer Advisory Board (1982-84) Los Angeles County Youth Gang Services Advisory Committee (1979-83) Los Angeles County DPSS Advisory Committee Los Angeles County Sheriff's Area Gang Advisory Committee Los Angeles County SPA 7 Advisory Committee


Past President, Whittier County Community Coordinating Council Whittier Intercommunity Youth Committee (IYC) Board of Directors Norwalk Jaycees (1974) Norwalk Chamber of Comerce (1982) Charter Member, Fullerton Sunrise Rotary (1984) Whittier Chamber of Commerce Norwalk Chamber of Commerce (1981) Friends of the Whittier Hills Friends of Pio Pico Friends of the Library (Norwalk, South Whittier) Board Member, Whittier Intercommunity Blind Center Patron,Rio Hondo Symphony Patron, WUHSD Academy of Performing Arts Sponsor, SFS Community Playhouse Pack Committee, Boy Scouts of America Whittier Pregnancy Care Clinic Whittier H.O.T.

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