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Nick Pacheco

March 9, 2002
"Ending Eastside Transit Jam" (editorial, March 1) mischaracterizes my position on the proposed light rail in Boyle Heights. I would like to set the record straight on my position. Since joining the council in July 1999, I have always advocated for the Eastside light rail project. I believe a permanent transportation solution is long overdue on the Eastside. I joined Rep. Xavier Becerra, Supervisor Gloria Molina and then-Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa in pursuing state funding from Gov. Gray Davis to close the budget gap for the Eastside light rail.
May 11, 1999
With the City Council runoff election less than a month away, the political endorsements continue to stack up in the fiercely contested race for the Eastside's 14th District. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Los Angeles) said she will support candidate Nick Pacheco, who is also backed by Mayor Richard Riordan.
June 19, 2003 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
Outgoing City Councilman Nick Pacheco is offering his successor an unexpected olive branch as he leaves office. On Wednesday, the councilman proposed moving the boundaries of his 14th District to include the Mount Washington home of incoming Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa, which is currently in the 1st District. Villaraigosa had to rent a house in the nearby community of Herman to legally qualify to run against Pacheco in March.
November 14, 2002 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Sheriff Lee Baca withdrew his endorsement of Los Angeles City Councilman Nick Pacheco on Wednesday because of "hate-filled" attacks on the councilman's rival and persuaded the author of the ads to suspend the mail campaign. "I am deeply troubled by the extremely negative and hate-filled attacks your supporters and associates are making against Antonio Villaraigosa," Baca wrote to Pacheco. "Therefore, I must withdraw my endorsement of your candidacy." Even though Ricardo A.
November 7, 2002 | Tina Daunt, Times Staff Writer
Former state Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa, who lost the race for Los Angeles mayor last year, said Wednesday that he will run for City Council. Villaraigosa told The Times that he is prepared to challenge incumbent Nick Pacheco in the March election to represent the 14th Council District, which includes parts of Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock and Mount Washington. The campaign promises to be an expensive and hard-fought contest.
March 17, 2003 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
City Councilman-elect Antonio Villaraigosa, who vowed to run a positive campaign in his bid to unseat incumbent Nick Pacheco, sent voters several mailers in the waning days of this month's Los Angeles municipal election that his opponent says violated that pledge. The three mailers accused Pacheco of responsibility for several controversial campaign episodes linked to two of his longtime friends.
June 13, 2003 | Jessica Garrison and Matea Gold, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles City Councilman Nick Pacheco could have served out his last months in office quietly keeping up appearances after losing his seat in the March election. Instead, he dusted himself off and led the council's budget committee and then the entire 15-member council into a contentious debate with Mayor James K. Hahn. Ultimately, the council rejected Hahn's budget plan, fraying long-term political alliances while raising its own profile.
May 20, 2005 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
The campaign to replace Antonio Villaraigosa on the Los Angeles City Council kicked off Thursday when Nick Pacheco announced his candidacy for the seat he lost two years ago to the mayor-elect. The race should be a heated one. Jose Huizar, president of the Los Angeles Unified School District board, is expected to enter the race next week, and state Sen. Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) is pondering a run, among other names being mentioned.
February 21, 2003 | Patrick McGreevy and Tina Daunt, Times Staff Writers
Less than two weeks before the election, the fund-raising race has tightened in two key Los Angeles City Council contests, according to disclosure statements filed with the city Thursday. In northeast Los Angeles' 14th District, former Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa raised $241,800 during January and February for his bid to unseat Councilman Nick Pacheco. Pacheco raised far less during the reporting period but maintains an overall edge.
January 14, 2003 | Tina Daunt, Times Staff Writer
Facing a tough reelection battle in March, Los Angeles City Councilman Nick Pacheco sparred with his challengers, former Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa and one-time Olympic boxing champion Paul Gonzalez, during a debate in Highland Park on Monday evening. It marked the first time that Villaraigosa and Pacheco have met publicly since one of Pacheco's associates mailed two disparaging fliers about Villaraigosa's character in November.
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