Freeholder Angel Estrada, joined the Board in 2012, after previously serving as an alternate. He was first elected as a freeholder in 1999 and has more than 30 years of business and public service experience. He also is currently a board member at Meadowlink, a Transportation Management Association.
At the county level, Freeholder Estrada has worked to expand shared county-local services; the Workforce Competitiveness Project; and open space preservation. Freeholder Estrada also worked with the United Way to help bring the 211 information line to Union County. A long-time education advocate, Freeholder Estrada previously served on the Elizabeth Board of Education. He has also served on the Elizabeth Housing Authority and is a former vice president of the National Association of Hispanic County Officials.
Freeholder Estrada emigrated from Cuba 50 years ago and has made Elizabeth his home ever since. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and Spanish from Kean University.