Albert Pacer was a 2016 Democratic candidate for District 11 of the North Carolina State Senate. Pacer's professional experience includes working in public affairs for county government. He is a board member with the Raleigh Area Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. Pacer served in the U.S. Army from January 1969 to January 1971. He worked as an archivist and received an honorable discharge at the rank of specialist 4.