As March, 2020 Candidates Prepare to Pull Papers, Mayoral Challenger Victor Gordo Announces Cash Haul

Published : Monday, November 11, 2019 | 6:38 AM

A day before the official nomination period for Pasadena’s March 3, 2020 primary municipal election opens, City Councilmember Victor M. Gordo’s campaign for Pasadena Mayor announced Monday that it has surpassed $100,000 in donations in the five-and-a-half weeks since formally launching his campaign.

Gordo is set to challenge incumbent Mayor Terry Tornek, newcomer Major Williams and former Pasadena commissioner Jason Hardin, all of whom are expected to pull papers momentarily. Former Councilmember and 2015 mayoral candidate Jacque Robinson has said she, too, is exploring the possibility of a campaign.

Gordo has energetically embraced the campaign with a kick-off at his home in late October which his campaign said drew 250.

Other mayoral opponents have not yet engaged in large rallies or significant fundraising.

Online records of the Pasadena City Clerk show that Tornek’s campaign as of last June, its most recent required filing, had $6,285 in its coffers. Major Williams’s most recent campaign paperwork was also filed on June 30 and showed $5,543 cash on hand. No financial filings for Jason Hardin’s 2020 Mayoral campaign could be located.

Campaigning starts in earnest Tuesday with the opening of the official nomination period for candidates for the Mayor for a full four-year term and for City Council seats for Districts 1, 2, 4, and 6, each to be elected for a full four-year term.

The last day candidates may pull papers to run is Friday, December 6.

During this time period, nomination papers for qualified candidates seeking local City offices will be available in the Office of the City Clerk, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228.

Election information is available online or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 744-4124 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. The webpage will be updated periodically with candidate nomination information.

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