District 5 Councilman Victor Gordo on Wednesday declared a victory in the city’s primary election.
Gordo currently holds 46 percent of the vote, and leads Incumbent Terry Tornek, Major Williams and Jason Hardin.
“Let me first begin by saying thank you to each of you individually and all of you collectively for working so hard for our campaign and the people of Pasadena,” Gordo said. “We are proud to announce a resounding victory.”
Gordo said his campaign is confident that the large margin of votes will continue to grow as the count is continued.
Officials with the County Registrar’s office told Pasadena Now on Thursday that all of the Election Day ballots have been counted. Half a million mail-in and provisional ballots from across the county have yet to be counted.
Officials plan to update the vote count between 1-4 p.m. today.
The District 5 Councilman leads the mayor’s race with 46.21 percent of the vote, followed by Tornek who trails with 41.63 percent. As of Wednesday at 6:05 p.m. when the votes were last updated, Gordo led the vote count 11,461- 10,323.
Unless one of the candidates manages to get more than 50 percent of the vote, the candidates will meet in a runoff election in November.
Williams trails with 8.40 percent of the vote (2,084 votes) and Hardin has 3.76 percent (932 votes).
“As the votes continue to be counted, we are seeing a strong surge in voters supporting our campaign who are loudly saying they want change at the top of City Hall,” Gordo said. “They want a unified Pasadena that is responsive and works for all.
I want to thank the voters, all of our great volunteers, and supporters for delivering this important victory. I truly am humbled by your efforts, your support, and your votes. I want to express my deep gratitude to the thousands of Pasadena residents from every corner of the City who supported our
Gordo grew up in Pasadena and worked as former District 5 Councilman Bill Crowfoot’s field rep before running and winning the seat after Crowfoot stepped down.
“As we move forward, I pledge to all the people of Pasadena that I will continue to stand for the Pasadena that has given so much to my family and to me. We will continue to fight for a Pasadena that truly listens, is inclusive of everyone, stands with our families, our seniors, and our youth, invests in our public
schools, supports our small businesses and local economy, and one that protects our most vulnerable residents. Thank you, Pasadena.”