Victoria Pacheco has been a Councilwoman for the Borough of Keyport since 2016. She is currently a Staff Associate at the Rutgers AAUP-AFT, the faculty union at Rutgers University. Prior to coming to the AAUP-AFT in 2017, she worked for many years at the Directors Guild of America and before that with SAG-AFTRA. She was also a part owner and managing editor of JCDowntown Magazine. In an earlier lifetime she interned for Congressman Frank Pallone.
Victoria believes in the power of the collective voice, whether that is in your community or your workplace and has dedicated her career to helping working people find that voice. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Labor and Employment Relations from Rutgers University. Growing up in the Bayshore part of Monmouth County, she developed a great love and appreciation for the miles of beach that line New Jersey and works in her role as Councilwoman to do her part in protecting them. As Councilwoman she is currently a liaison to the Keyport Environmental Commission, the Police Commission, and is a Trustee to the Keyport Public Library. She enjoys reading, writing, attempting to run 5K races, and spending time with her husband, daughter, cat, and dog.