Blanca Pacheco was elected to Downey City Council in November 2016. She is the first Latina elected to the Council. Blanca is a longtime resident in the City of Downey and a product of Downey Unified School District, graduating from East Middle School (now known as Doty Middle School) and Downey High School. She graduated from UCLA, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Specialization in Chicano Studies. Blanca went on to graduate from Loyola Law School, where she received a Juris Doctorate (JD) Degree, and subsequently, passed the CA State Bar Exam in 2003.
Blanca opened her law practice in 2006. In addition to having a law office in Downey, she is a part time instructor at Downey Adult School, where she teaches Intro to Paralegal Studies to dedicated students interested in pursuing a career as a Paralegal. Blanca’s law practice has been involved with numerous legal organizations, offering pro bono services, providing legal services to a community with limited means.
As further testament to Blanca’s commitment to her community, she is also a member of several service organizations. She is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Downey, where she enjoys serving the children in the community through leadership trainings, fundraising events, and scholarships. She served a term as President for her Kiwanis Club from 2014-15, and in doing so, received the Distinguished President’s award. She is a member of Gangs Out of Downey (GOOD) and the Gypsy Johnson Auxiliary of the Assistance League of Downey. She is the supervising attorney in Teen Court and was instrumental in opening the Teen Court in the City of Downey. Blanca’s passion for serving her community was recognized in 2016 when she received the City of Downey’s “Woman of the Year” award from Assemblymember Cristina Garcia. Blanca is eager to continue her commitment to her community as Councilmember for Downey, District 1, serving the residents in Downey.
When Blanca is not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Mr. Belvedere and Jackson. She enjoys taking them for long walks in her neighborhood and spending quality time with them.
Term in Office
November 2016 - November 2020
Downey City Hall
City Council Office
11111 Brookshire Ave
Downey, CA 90241