Published : Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 9:24 PM
In a boost to his reelection campaign for Pasadena City Council, District 6 Councilmember Steve Madison on Tuesday evening announced the endorsement of former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard.
In a statement released with the endorsement, Mayor Bogaard said “Steve’s record is outstanding. He’s earned the trust of the entire community. I’m proud to support him.”
Mayor Bogaard served as Pasadena’s Mayor from 1999-2015 and was the city’s first directly elected mayor of Pasadena since the 1940′s.
Madison was first elected in 1999 to represent District 6.
In 2000, Madison authored and secured adoption by the City Council of a resolution opposing the extension of the 710 freeway through Pasadena, and he repeatedly urged his Council colleagues to oppose the 710 tunnel, ultimately succeeding in 2015 when his motion passed and more recently the LA Metro board killed the tunnel project.
A practicing trial lawyer and a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, Madison is a partner with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in Los Angeles. He joined the firm after spending nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney, where he prosecuted federal criminal cases including major narcotics, political corruption and defense contracting fraud matters.
Madison is facing challengers Tamerlin Godley and Ryan Bell for his seat in the March 2020 municipal election.