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Councilmember Francisco Estrada

District 4

Francisco Estrada was elected to the Watsonville City Council for the first time in 2018. He previously worked as a program officer at the Pajaro Valley Community Trust, a healthcare nonprofit that promotes a holistic approach to health and wellness in the community. His focus was working with diabetic people. Estrada also has diabetes. Estrada also worked as an adjunct history instructor at Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif. Estrada was born in Watsonville, the son of immigrants from Mexico. He attended UC Santa Cruz and earned a graduate degree from San Jose State University. 

Notable quote: “To anybody that’s ever wanted to do something positive in the community, or for anyone that’s felt that their voice doesn’t matter, I’m here to tell you that it does matter, and that you can do it.” (Source: The Pajaronian)

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