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A Young Council Member Inspires Changes in San Pablo West County and Beyond!

by Matt Larson

Age is just a number, sure, but it’s also why we reached out to Abel Pineda who, at just 26 years old in January 2019, became the youngest city council member to ever serve the City of San Pablo.

“As a person who was born and raised in San Pablo, I personally care a lot about not just our city’s history, but also where it’s going,” he said. “I’m reinvesting in the community that helped make me who I am today.”

Even though he got the job at a young age, Abel had quite a bit of relevant experience with local government by the time he got elected. “I’ve been very involved in the community since I was a teenager,” he said. “I had previous experience working with elected leaders, local leaders, and civic leaders.”