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New Casper Vice-mayor hopes to bring the voice of the council to the community

Ray Pacheco got elected as Casper vice-mayor
Ray Pacheco got elected as Casper vice-mayor(Screenshot of City of Casper Youtube)
Published: Jan. 7, 2021 at 6:33 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Casper City Council elected Ray Pacheco as the new vice mayor of Casper this week. He says he’s excited to return to the position.

“It feels good and I’m ready to help the mayor and help with leading the city council,” Pacheco said.

Assisting Mayor Steve Freel is one of his duties as well as creating meeting agendas and leading them. He wants to bring all of that into the community.

Pacheco has served on the council for about eight years and is looking forward to working with a diverse group of people.

“Every council is diverse in political beliefs, but the understanding on how we do government and how we see it and how it works,” Pacheco said.

This year, he’s hoping to work on handling the pandemic, the community’s safety and more. “Looking at the budget obviously and doing what we need to do within the council and looking at maintaining streets, fire, and police,” Pacheco said.

He added that he anticipated disagreements but is looking forward to working through them to bring the best for the city.

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