Farmington City Council District 2: Charles Pacheco

Charles Pacheco
Charles Pacheco

Name: Charles B. Pacheco

Age: 54

City or town of residence: Farmington

Contact information: slasher1nm@yahoo.com

1. Describe your platform and why you are running for office.

My platform consist of labor, where capital comes from. I graduated from Farmington High School in 1979 when the U.S. economy peaked. I joined the Laborers International Union No. 16 and worked all aspects of construction, including mining, pipelining, fast-paced high rise buildings and numerous industrial settings throughout the Southwest, including copper smelters, refineries and coal-fired power plants. In 1995, I was appointed to be an instructor for the Laborers/AGC Training Trust Fund. I taught for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Energy and the American Red Cross. From 1997 to 2000, I became director of training, which covered all of New Mexico and western Texas. I would like to use my work experience, as well as my education with the training fund, and put it to work to help the city of Farmington.

2. What do you think is the biggest challenge facing Farmington?

The challenge facing District 2 is the revenue shortfall that is caused by the falling price of oil and natural gas and the Environmental Protection Agency defeating big coal. The playing field with public sector has to be leveled and prosperity has to be available to all!