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Jones Qualifies For District 3 Election

Published on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 6:25 am

District 3 Councilmember Justin Jones has qualified for the March 2024 election according to the City Clerk’s office.

Jones is the fourth incumbent to qualify for the March 2024 election.

Jones turned in his nomination petition and fee on Nov. 30, according to City Clerk Mark Jomsky’s office, and qualified for the election on Monday.

Jones, a licensed civil engineer is a product of the Pasadena Unified School District.

Jones was twice appointed to the seat by the City Council last year to finish terms left by the untimely death of John J. Kennedy. According to the City Charter, the City Council must appoint a replacement if the mayor or a councilmember cannot complete their term.

First Jones won the seat over Brandon Lamar and Lucious Smith. Jones was appointed a second time, this time after Lamar dropped out of the running.

Lamar has pulled papers to run against Jones, but so far has not qualified. Candidates have until Dec. 8 to qualify for the contest.

Jones and District 1, 2 and 4 incumbents Tyron Hampton, Felicia Williams and Gene Masuda respectively have qualified for the election.

Hampton continues to run unopposed, Rick Cole has pulled papers to challenge Williams and Jonathan Horton hopes to challenge Masuda.  

In District 6 Steve Madison will square off against Tamerlin Godley and Mark Hannah.

Mayor Victor Gordo also pulled papers for the election. He could have an opponent in the March election if Allen Shay, who pulled papers Thursday, qualifies for the race.

The full City Council has endorsed Gordo.

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 from 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.

Papers for City offices are available in the Office of the City Clerk, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228, Pasadena.

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