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Updated: Slate of Candidates Qualify for Pasadena Mayoral, City Council Primary Election

Published on Saturday, December 9, 2023 | 6:01 am

[Updated]  The candidate filing period for Pasadena’s March 5, 2024 Mayoral and Council primary elections closed Friday, with eleven candidates qualifying for the ballot and one final submission still under review, according to Pasadena City Clerk Mark Jomsky.

“Mark Hannah has submitted for District 6 and it is not determined yet whether or not he qualified.  We will finish checking his nomination papers today,” Jomsky told Pasadena Now early Saturday.

Seats are open in 2024 for Pasadena Mayor, currently held by Victor M. Gordo, as well as Council seats in Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. 

Gordo and Councilmembers Tyron Hampton (District 1), Felicia Williams (District 2), Justin Jones (District 3), Gene Masuda (District 4) and Steve Madison (District 6) are all running for re-election.

In the Mayor’s race, Gordo and challenger Allen Shay qualified for the ballot.

In District 1, only incumbent Hampton qualified. He is running unopposed.

District 2 saw both incumbent Williams and challenger Cole qualify.

The District 3 race to fill the remaining two years of a term has incumbent Justin Jones facing Brandon D. Lamar.

Incumbent Masuda will face two challengers in District 4: John Doyle and Jonathan Horton.

In District 6, incumbent Madison qualified. One potential challenger, Mark Hannah, submitted, but it is not yet known if he qualifies. Hannah’s paperwork is set to be reviewed Saturday morning.

The top two vote-getters in each race during the March 5 primary will advance to a November 5 general election if no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote.

The candidate filing period ran from Nov. 13 through Dec. 8. The Pasadena City Clerk’s office issued nomination papers to qualified candidates during that time.

More election information is available on the City’s website at

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