BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Republican challenger emerged for California's 16 District Senate seat.
This morning John Estrada announced he is running for the office.
He filed his final papers with elections officials and his declaration of candidacy.
Estrada said he wants to focus on jobs, water needs in the state and lowering taxes.
He is running for the seat vacated by former Senator Michael Rubio.
For more information on Estrada, visit his webpage at: http://www.betterlocalgov.com/5.html .
Or follow Estrada on Twitter at @johnestrada .