Incumbent District 6 Councilman Steve Madison has received the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.
Madison is facing Ryan Bell and Tamerlin Godley in the District 6 race.
“I am thrilled to have the support of the LACDP,” Madison said.
The Los Angeles County Democratic Party is the largest Democratic party organization in the United States. It represents over 2.7 million Democrats.
Madison is also endorsed by Pasadena Fire Fighters Local 809, the Pasadena Police Officers’ Association, non-partisan political group ACT and former Mayor Bill Bogaard.
According to his website, Madison has consistently stood with West Pasadena neighborhoods to oppose “senseless overdevelopment” and the resulting traffic and congestion.
He also led the fight to kill the 710-freeway extension which would have destroyed hundreds of homes and subjected neighborhoods to major traffic and air pollution from heavy trucks.
Madison has also pushed to acquire Desiderio from the Federal Government and build affordable single-family housing on the site – along with a new neighborhood park, supported rebuilding the La Loma Street Bridge and renaming it in honor of the late John Van de Kamp, and helped convince the PUSD to keep San Rafael Elementary School open.
“The Los Angeles County Democratic Party is excited to endorse Steve Madison for Pasadena City Council,” said Chair Mark Gonzalez in a prepared statement. “Steve has been a leader on the City Council from day one working diligently and effectively to represent the people living in his district. Steve is a champion of progressive policies that uplift all people and I ask that you support him in the upcoming March 3rd election.”