Abel Pineda, Councilmember

Abel Pineda is a lifelong San Pablo resident with 12+ years of civic and leadership experience.  He is currently the Principal Field Representative for State Assemblymember Bonta and served in the same role for former State Assemblymember Thurmond. Abel is San Pablo’s youngest Councilmember to serve in its history.

Appointed to complete term: January 2019
Term Ends: November 2020

City Appointments and Committees:

Local and Regional Assignments:

  • West County Integrated Waste Management/RecycleMore JPA (Primary)
  • West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (Alternate)

City Council Committees:

  • Standing Committee:  Budget, Fiscal & Legislative
  • Standing Committee:  Community Services
  • Early Education Task Force Ad-hoc Subcommittee

Prior Appointments:

  • Former Member of San Pablo Youth Commissioner (Co-Founder)
  • Former Member of Manzanillo-San Pablo Sister City Committee


  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

Professional Affiliations:

  • Northern CA Regional Liaison for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond
  • Former Principal Field Rep for State Assemblymember Tony Thurmond of District 15
  • Former West County Democratic Club Member
  • Principal Field Representative for State Assemblymember Rob Bonta of District 18

Community Involvement:

  • Former WCCUSD Youth Commissioner (Co-Founder)
  • Former WCCUSD Teacher Housing Task Force Member
  • Former California Democratic Party Delegate