Pasadena Councilmember Jess Rivas continues to pick up endorsements as she seeks her first full term in District 5.
Rivas has been endorsed by former mayors Rick Cole and Bill Paparian, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena), state Senator Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena), Assemblyman Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), school board members Tina Fredericks and Patrick Cahalan and Pasadena City College Trustee Sandra Chen Lau.
She is also endorsed by Mayor Victor Gordo.
“I am truly honored to have earned the endorsement of so many respected leaders from all levels of government,” Rivas said. “They have worked tirelessly to make our communities stronger and I look forward to continuing to do the same.”
The City Council unanimously voted to select Rivas to fill the District 5 seat vacated by Gordo after the mayoral race.
Since taking the seat, Rivas, along with her colleagues, continue to lead the city through strong issues, including the city’s affordable housing shortage, campaign financing, redistricting, a spike in gang violence and the appointment of a police oversight commission.
After the election, the District 5 council member will help choose the next City Manager, as affordable housing and public safety concerns continue to be near the top of the list of the council agenda.
A complete list of endorsements to date can be found at www.jessforpasadena.com.
Seats in districts 3,5 and 7 will be decided in the June election.