Mayor Pro-Tem Blanche Barajas was elected to serve the Pasco City Council starting January 2018 and elected Mayor Pro-Tem in 2020. Blanche was born and raised in the central coast of California, where she lived most of her life except when she opted to connect with her heritage and right after graduating high school, enrolled in college in Mexico. She lived with family until she graduated. She returned home soon after, to enjoy the beautiful weather and California beaches, and left again in 2005 when she moved to Washington. Blanche has 2 teenage sons and enjoys spending time-off traveling with them.
Blanche holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration,1991 and an Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice, 2013. She currently works for a Not-for-Profit managed care organization and regularly works with the underserved, and underrepresented individuals in the state that lack health services.
Blanche Barajas serves as a volunteer board member with Elijah Family Homes, a mentor for ALAS (Ambassadors of Lakeview Achieving Success) youth, a mentor with Ignite Youth Mentoring. She is a member of the Latino Professional Leadership group and serves in several youth health awareness coalitions. Most recently she has served as Co-Chair for the Downtown Pasco Cinco de Mayo planning committee and is regularly involved or volunteering to help her community.
- January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2021