Latinos Coalition Director
Bob Pacheco’s professional career spans 53 years, including the practice of law for more than 30 years, as vice president for a major bank, and, early in his career, as a store supervisor for large supermarket chains. In addition, Bob and his wife, Gayle, currently own and operate a successful manufacturing company.
In 1996, Bob was elected to the Walnut City Council. He was then elected to the California State Legislature in 1998 representing the 60th Assembly District, which he continued to represent until 2004. During his tenure in the Assembly, Bob championed numerous causes and was the principal co-author of a new law protecting children by mandating that information about the location of registered sex offenders be published and accessible by the public on the Internet. He also championed legislative changes to stop frivolous lawsuits, which was finally enacted into law by voter support of Proposition 64 in 2004. In May 2005, Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Bob to a four-year term on the California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board.
In 2004, Bob served as the California Statewide Chair for President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign. He also served John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign as California’s Statewide Co-Chair for the Latino Coalition; in this role, he supervised the nine regions of the state, covering all of California’s counties. Bob was appointed by President Bush to the United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors where he served until January 2008 alongside Senator McCain.
Bob’s educational background includes an Associate of Arts degree from East Los Angeles Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration/management from California State University, Los Angeles and a Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University School of Law. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1974.