Nick Pacheco

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Nick Pacheco

Lauro "Nick" Pacheco, Jr. is an American attorney currently barred from practicing law in California [1], politician, and a member of the Democratic Party. Pacheco served as a member of the Los Angeles City Council (1999–03). Prior to serving on the Los Angeles City Council, Pacheco served as an Elected Charter Reform Commissioner (1997–99) for the same district he served as Councilman. He also worked for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office as a Deputy District Attorney (1995–99).[2]


While on the council he established a jogging path around a cemetery (Evergreen Cemetery Jogging Path) that included the use of recycled tires as part of the sidewalk. He also created the Affordable Housing Trust Fund in the City of Los Angeles as chair of the council's Housing and Community Redevelopment Committee.

As Chair of the council's Budget Committee he established the Neighborhood Prosecutor program that focuses on quality-of-life crimes in each neighborhood. Under this program each police division in the City has a specific Deputy City Attorney assigned to identify and prosecute quality-of-life crimes (graffiti, prostitution, drag-racing, etc.) that harm each neighborhood.

Pacheco received an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Prior to attending the University of California, Berkeley he attended Loyola High School, a Jesuit high school in Los Angeles.

Pacheco currently lives in Los Angeles, California. (September 9, 2012).

Election history[edit]

2004 primary election, Los Angeles County District Attorney
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Steve Cooley 596,616 59.15
Democratic Nick Pacheco 151,360 15.01
Non-partisan Denise B. Moehlman 91,667 9.09
Non-partisan Tom Higgins 71,068 7.05
Non-partisan Roger Carrick 68,978 6.84
Non-partisan Anthony G. Patchett 28,921 2.87


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  2. ^ Greene, Robert (January 16, 2003). "The Silenced Warrior". LA Weekly.[permanent dead link]
Preceded by
Richard Alatorre
Los Angeles City Councilmen
14th district

Succeeded by
Antonio Villaraigosa