Juan Chadis was elected to serve on the City Council as District 1 Representative on June 25, 2016.
Juan is a Lubbock native, who was raised in and continues to reside in the Guadalupe Neighborhood. Juan is a Lubbock High School graduate, and attended Texas Tech University, where he gained an interest in broadcasting. Sandra, Juan’s wife, is also a Lubbock native and his high school sweetheart. Juan and Sandra have been married for 48 years, and they are the proud parents of two children and five grandchildren.
Juan began his career in Lubbock at KLBK and KTXT television stations. He later moved to join a news station in Corpus Christi, and remained in broadcast news for 12 more years. Juan worked as an environmental technician at Southwest Refinery and at Koch Refinery in Corpus Christi before ending his career as a Safety Director at a mental health facility.
Juan moved back to Lubbock after his retirement. He returned to Guadalupe Neighborhood, purchased a home, and became active in helping the community. Juan is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, serves on the Church Finance Committee, the Parish Council, and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He formerly served on the North and East Lubbock Community Development Corporation Board of Directors, and currently helps with the 4th on Broadway. In addition to helping his church and these organizations, Juan is involved and is a strong advocate for LULAC, the Hispanic Women’s Association, and the South Plains Special Olympics.
The City Budget, the City Manager search, beautification of Downtown Lubbock, reducing the crime rate, and addressing the problem of absentee landlords are Juan’s top priorities as he begins serving on the City Council. Juan welcomes constituent ideas and suggestions, has an open door policy, and is establishing a network of involved citizens throughout the district who will help him identify, monitor, and address problems in District 1 neighborhoods.