Jonathan is an important LGBTQ+ voice on the Pasadena City Council!
Councilmember Jonathan Estrada was born and raised in Pasadena, Texas. He grew up with his parents and grandparents. His grandparents retired from the University of Houston System as custodians and maintenance workers. His father works as a crane operator, and his mother is a custodian. Councilman Estrada understands what it is to grow up in a working-class family and the value of hard work. He was the first one to attend college in his family. He graduated from Pasadena ISD public schools, San Jacinto College, and the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He has worked for the City of Houston for the past nine years, rising to Senior Plan Analyst. Councilman Jonathan Estrada was the first openly gay person to run for elected office in Pasadena, Texas. He won a runoff election in June 2021, making history as the first openly LGBTQ+ Council member in Pasadena. During his first 1 1/2 years in office, he has increased constituent services, has been an independent voice on critical issues, and has fought hard for working families in his district. Councilman Estrada has been actively involved with the Victory Fund in Houston and the Victory Institute. He is a Victory Empowerment Fellow in the 2022 class and attended the LGBTQ International Conference in DC in 2022.
Associate of Arts in General Studies
Bachelor of Science in Public Service Leadership
Victory Institute Candidate and Campaigning Training Certificate 2022
Texas Municipal Newly Elected Officials’ Workshop completion