To inform readers about the candidates seeking their votes on the November ballot, the San Antonio Report asked all candidates to answer the following questions. We edited answers for clarity, not substance or grammar, and we did not fact-check responses. We restricted responses to 200 words for each question.

Read other candidates’ answers here.

Party:

Democrat

Incumbent?

Yes

Link to campaign website:

www.votepacheco.com

Age:

63

Education background/degrees earned:

Bachelor of Business Management, Texas A&M-San Antonio, and Master of Public Administration, UTSA.

Current occupation, employer, or job title:

Human resource and adjunct professor of Public Administration

Previous elected offices held and/or sought:

Democratic Party Chairman of Bexar County, 1992-1996

Why do you feel you are the best candidate for the office you are seeking?

I authored and co-authored 26 bills that were signed into law by the Governor.

What three issues do you feel are most important to voters in your district?

Lower property taxes, health care, and proper funding of our K-12 public schools.

If elected, what would be your top priorities after taking office?

Lowering property taxes, adequate funding for health care for our seniors, and making sure we fund our K-12 public schools to include teacher pay raises so that we may attract the brightest and best teachers.

How has the coronavirus pandemic shaped your priorities?

It has brought to light that we in the Legislature will have to be brave and make the bold decision to dip into the “Rainy Day Fund” to make sure we keep our budget promises we made in the last legislative session.

For incumbents: What do you consider your most significant accomplishments in office? What would you change?

My major accomplishment was having the ability to work both sides of the political aisle to get 26 bills I authored or co-authored passed and signed by the governor that benefited my constituents. Being a civil statesman and gentleman with the opposite party goes a long way in getting things done.

For non-incumbents: What, if anything, would you do differently from the current officeholder?

N/A

San Antonio Report Staff

San Antonio Report Staff

This article was assembled by various members of the San Antonio Report staff.