After attending Rio Hondo College in Whittier and serving in the U.S. Navy, Pete Ramirez settled in Pico Rivera, where he has lived since the late 1960s. He has a long history of serving the community, working as a police lieutenant and deputy U.S. Marshal before retiring.
Ramirez has dedicated his life to public service. He served on the Pico Rivera City Council for 10 years, including two terms as mayor, and the El Rancho Unified School District Board for 17 years, with three terms as president. Ramirez was first elected to the Pico Water District Board of Directors for a single term in 2013 and was elected to his current term in November 2020. He wants to ensure the District operates in a fair and transparent manner.