City of Carlsbad

City Council, 2nd District


Incumbent
Caroyln Luna

Caroyln Luna

Declined to State | Birthdate: Oct 17, 1957 (Age 66)

Councilmember, City of Carlsbad
District Analysis
District map

Carlsbad's 2nd Council District presents a rich tapestry of coastal, suburban, and natural environments, stretching from the picturesque Pacific coastline to the eastern half of northern Carlsbad, and extending northward towards the Oceanside border. The western edge offers the district's residents and visitors a host of beach activities, epitomizing Carlsbad's coastal appeal.

The district's interior is marked by a variety of recreational and cultural landmarks, most notably LEGOLAND California Resort. This family-friendly theme park is a cornerstone of the district, attracting visitors from all over and serving as a vibrant center for family entertainment and creativity. LEGOLAND not only contributes significantly to the local economy but also adds to the district's identity as a destination for fun and learning.

Incorporating the Carlsbad Highlands Ecological Reserve, the district celebrates its natural heritage, providing ample opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing, and environmental education. This area is a highlight for those seeking to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors.

The district's northern expansion up to the Oceanside border and its encompassment of the eastern half of northern Carlsbad allow for a blend of lifestyles and community dynamics, from coastal living to more suburban and tranquil residential areas.

Additionally, the Agua Hedionda Lagoon's northern trajectory contributes water-based recreation and conservation opportunities, enhancing the ecological diversity of the district. The southern boundary, marked by Palomar Airport Road and Poinsettia Lane, and the eastern edge abutting the city of San Marcos, round out the district's perimeters.

Key infrastructure such as The Crossings at Carlsbad golf course offers a high-quality golfing experience and serves as a social venue, while the McClellan-Palomar Airport underpins the district's connectivity and access to broader regions.

In summation, Carlsbad's 2nd Council District is a dynamic and multifaceted area, offering everything from the seaside activities of its coastal front to the engaging experiences at LEGOLAND, and from the ecological richness of the highlands reserve to the convenience and calm of its suburban neighborhoods. It’s a district that captures the essence of Carlsbad’s diverse character.

Campaign for City of Carlsbad - City Council, 2nd District November 05, 2024
Candidate Last Report Total Raised Total Spent Debt Cash-on-Hand Net COH
headshot Kevin Sabellico (D)
Political Consultant
12-31-23 $26,339.27 $3,506.91 $10,326.36 $23,158.72 $12,832.36
headshot Kevin Shin (D)
Retired Firefighter
12-31-23 $22,350.00 $3,847.22 $10,450.00 $18,962.78 $8,512.78
* = Incumbent(s)
18,726 Registered Voters as of 01/10/23 D +4.97%
DEM %
37
6,908 Voters
REP %
32
5,978 Voters
OTHER %
31
5,840 Voters
District Historical Candidate Performance
Election DEM REP Margin
2022 Gubernatorial Newsom - 52.8% Dahle - 47.2% D +5.6%
2020 Presidential Biden - 57.4% Trump - 40.6% D +16.80%
2018 Gubernatorial Newsom - 52.5% Cox - 47.5% D +5.00%
2016 Presidential Clinton - 52.4% Trump - 41.9% D +10.50%
2020 Census Data
Total Population Total White Hispanic Black Asian Native Pacific
29,062 70.1% 12.2% 2.3% 13.5% 1.9% 0.6%

2020 General Election Results (November 3, 2020)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Keith Blackburn (R) 9,034 54.14%
Lela Panagides (D) 6,886 41.27%
Brian Higgins 766 4.59%