City of Carlsbad

City Council, 3rd District

Priya Bhat-Patel

Priya Bhat-Patel

Democrat | Birthdate: Jan 03, 1988 (Age 36)

Councilmember, City of Carlsbad
District Analysis
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Carlsbad's 3rd Council District is an area marked by a diverse array of features that cater to a variety of interests and lifestyles, capturing the essence of a community that balances natural beauty, recreational facilities, and residential developments.

The district's western boundary is graced by the Pacific Ocean, offering residents a coastal lifestyle that is synonymous with Carlsbad's picturesque beaches and oceanfront activities. This seaside environment provides not only recreational enjoyment but also shapes the climate and culture of the area.

Moving inland, the district is home to the Aviara community, known for its upscale residential areas and the renowned Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. Aviara's meticulously landscaped surroundings and the presence of the Batiquitos Lagoon contribute to the district's reputation for scenic beauty and tranquil living.

Adding to the district's list of prestigious landmarks is the northern part of the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa's golf course. This facility enhances the district's recreational offerings, serving as a destination for golf enthusiasts and adding to the community's social fabric with its events and gatherings.

The historic Leo Carrillo Ranch Park, located within the district, serves as a cultural touchstone, preserving the legacy of actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo. The park is not only a window into California's history but also a serene retreat, providing educational programs and event spaces amidst peacocks and historical structures.

The district extends southeast, encompassing a variety of neighborhoods that offer a spectrum of housing options. This blend of housing caters to the diverse needs of its residents, from family homes to luxury properties, all integrated within the natural topography of the area.

Bordering the city of San Marcos to the east, the district benefits from a seamless interface with neighboring communities, sharing resources and amenities. Poinsettia Lane and a portion of San Marcos Creek define the northern and part of the southern borders in this eastern section, delineating a transition area that features the suburban charm of Carlsbad with the influence of San Marcos's growing developments.

Carlsbad's 3rd Council District, with its coastal access, esteemed golf courses, and the serene Aviara community, coupled with the historical richness of Leo Carrillo Ranch Park and the suburban continuity towards San Marcos, presents a microcosm of Carlsbad's overall appeal. It's a district that offers a harmonious blend of leisure, nature, and residential amenities, making it a desirable locale within the city's fabric.

20,915 Registered Voters as of 01/10/23 D +6.73%
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6,501 Voters
District Historical Candidate Performance
Election DEM REP Margin
2022 Gubernatorial Newsom - 54.3% Dahle - 45.7% D +8.6%
2020 Presidential Biden - 59.0% Trump - 39.0% D +20.00%
2018 Gubernatorial Newsom - 51.9% Cox - 48.1% D +3.80%
2016 Presidential Clinton - 52.8% Trump - 41.3% D +11.50%
2020 Census Data
Total Population Total White Hispanic Black Asian Native Pacific
29,706 74.9% 10.6% 1.8% 10.5% 1.8% 0.5%

2022 General Election Results (November 8, 2022)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Priya Bhat-Patel (D) 7,133 55.03%
Ray Pearson (R) 5,829 44.97%
2018 General Election Results (November 6, 2018)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Priya Bhat-Patel (D) 6,572 51.05%
Corrine Busta 6,302 48.95%