Rep. Pedro “Pete” Marin is a prime example of the strength that diversity brings toGwinnett Village.

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Pete has 25 years of executive experience in the private and non-profit sectors, in addition to his 11 years in the state house, where he is the highest-ranking Latino Democrat in Georgia.

He has been at the forefront of stopping gang violence and graffiti, and has worked tireless hours increasing cultural understanding and building relationships between community and government leaders and the diverse communities in Gwinnett County. He has also been a great partner to Gwinnett Village.

“The CID has been a very successful initiative, and I am grateful that I have been involved with it from the beginning,” said Pete. “By increasing security and visual appeal, and creating a sense of ownership in the community, Gwinnett Village has truly made an impact in the area.”

And, he’s looking forward to more progress in the future: “I love the incredible, diverse community that has chosen to live, work and play in Gwinnett Village, and I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds,” said Pete, “especially the prospects on the horizon for the old OFS site. It’s exciting!”

In his spare time, Pete enjoys a variety of sports, including swimming, baseball and volleyball – and relaxing at home with Nereida, his wife of 30 years, and Mico, their Yorkie.