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:

  • Budget, Fiscal & Legislative Standing Committee
  • Economic Development & Project Management Standing Committee
  • Early Education Task Force Ad-hoc Subcommittee

Prior Appointments:

  • Former San Pablo Youth Commissioner, Co-Founder
  • Former San Pablo-Manzanillo Sister City Committee member


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

Professional Affiliations:


Former Principal Field Representative 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 West Contra Costa Unified School District Youth Commissioner, Co-Founder
  • Former WCCUSD Teacher Housing Task Force Member
  • Former California Democratic Party Delegate