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Carlsbad City Councilor Leo Estrada seeks another term in Ward 2

Leo Estrada seeks another term to the Ward 2 Carlsbad City Council seat in November 2021.

Ward 2 Carlsbad City Council incumbent Leo Estrada seeks a second term to the seat he has held for nearly five years.

He is facing challenger Jeffrey Forrest in the Nov. 2 City Council elections.

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“I am running for reelection because I’m committed to continue representing the interests of the constituents that live in my ward as well as the City as a whole,” he said.

Estrada sought the second term after election in 2018. He was appointed in 2016 to finish out the term of Sandra Nunley who resigned.

Estrada said construction of the West Bypass Loop Relief Route connecting U.S. Highways 285 and 62/180 in southwest Carlsbad is crucial for Ward 2 and the City of Carlsbad.

Ward 2 Carlsbad City Councilor Leo Estrada (left) and Ward 1 City Councilor Edward Rodriguez listen to a presentation during the June 23, 2020 Carlsbad City Council meeting.

“The current traffic flow pattern creates difficulties with the Youth Sport Complex, and schools located along Lea Street. I would also like to see some more sidewalks and projects within my Ward,” he said.

The City of Carlsbad and Eddy County partnered for the West Bypass Loop Relief Route.

Estrada grew up in Carlsbad and has been married for 44 years. He graduated from Carlsbad High School and obtained a degree from Northwood University. Estrada has worked at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for over 30 years.