Chairman Edwin R. Pacheco has been in public office since 2001 when he was elected to fulfill an unexpired term for the Burrillville School Committee. After running for election in 2002, he was the highest vote getter out of 14 candidates and subsequently would be elected vice chair, then chair of the committee.
In 2004, Pacheco decided to embark on a campaign for the District 47 (Burrillville – Glocester) seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives. He successfully won both the Democratic primary and general election becoming one of the youngest state representatives in the history of Rhode Island.
During his years on both the Burrillville School Committee and as State Representative, Pacheco has worked toward bettering education, healthcare, the economy, and the overall quality of life for all Rhode Islanders. Rep. Pacheco successfully introduced legislation regarding campaign finance reform, health care reform, voter’s rights, and job creation. Pacheco was elected Chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party on April 30th, 2010.
Chairman Pacheco lives in the town of Burrillville with his lovely wife Claudia and their daughter, Savannah. The Pachecos have been married since 2007. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island and is attending Roger Williams University for his masters in public administration. Pacheco is the executive director of Education in Action, a nonprofit organization that provides experiential learning opportunities for local school children focused on financial literacy, civics, and economics.
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