Juan Pagan (Reform Party) was a candidate who sought election to the New York State Assembly to represent District 74. Pagan lost the general election on November 6, 2018, after advancing from the primary on September 13, 2018. Pagan also ran in the 2018 election as a Democratic candidate but was defeated in the primary.
Pagan was also a 2018 Reform Party special election candidate for the same seat. Pagan previously ran for public office as a Democrat.
Pagan attended New York's High School of Music & Art and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Pagan's professional experience includes work as an author, the assistant to the provost for faculty development at the City University of New York's Baruch College, the director of the community centers at Campos Plaza and the Bernard Baruch Houses for the New York City Housing Authority, and a resource officer for the New York State Department of Correctional Services. He has also served as the Manhattan representative to the New York City Department of Education's Citywide Council on High Schools and the president of the Legacy High School Parents Association.