First elected in April 2019, Abarca holds a B.A. in Political Science and M.S. in Occupational Safety Management with an emphasis in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Central Missouri, and is pursuing an EdD. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
As Deputy District Director for U.S. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver’s office, Mr. Abarca has the honor to work in constituent services and community engagement. Previously, he served on the Guadalupe Center Educational Systems Board of Directors and currently services on the Board of Directors for: MoKan Goodwill, ReDiscover Mental Health Clinics, Samuel Rodgers Health Center, Healing House Inc., the Northeast Chamber of Commerce and the Indian Mound Neighborhood Association.
“It is my distinct honor and privilege to be able to serve the children of our city and, in some way, help ensure the next generation of leaders has received a quality education from our public school system. Thank you for entrusting in me to serve.”