Although he has no opponent, District 1 Councilmember Tyron Hampton became the first candidate to qualify for the March 2024 election.
Hampton turned in his nomination petition and fee on Nov. 20, according to city Clerk Mark Jomsky’s office.
Papers for City offices are available in the Office of the City Clerk, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228, Pasadena.
Candidates and incumbents must collect 25 signatures and pay a $25 fee to qualify for the election. Fifty signatures are required for mayoral candidates.
Through Dec. 8. candidates and incumbents may circulate nomination petitions to gather signatures of registered voters.
In the event that the incumbent does not file papers by the close of business on December 8, the deadline to circulate nomination petitions and file paperwork will be extended to December 13.
Hampton currently is running in the only unopposed contest.
In District 2 Incumbent Felicia Williams is squaring off against former Mayor Rick Cole.
In District 3 Brandon Lamar is hoping to wrest the seat away from Justin Jones. Jones was twice appointed to the seat after John J. Kennedy died in 2022.
Jonathan Horton is challenging incumbent Gene Masuda in District 4. Masuda had the highest vote percentage in the 2020 election.
In District 6 Steve Madison will square off against Tamerlin Godley and Mark Hannah.
Mayor Victor Gordo also pulled papers for the election. Gordo is running unopposed with the full support of the City Council.