West Pasadena resident Tamerlin Godley has officially filed a Statement of Organization with the California Secretary of State to begin her campaign for Pasadena City Council District 6 (West Pasadena).
She is a past President of the Armory Center for the Arts and a leader within the Pasadena Educational Foundation. Tamerlin is a partner with the law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. She has been recognized by California Lawyer as an Attorney of the Year, advising major studios, networks, recording companies and music publishers.
Born and raised in the Napa Valley, Tamerlin is a graduate of UCLA (English and Political Science), Cal State Northridge (Master’s in English) and USC (Law) and clerked for Federal Judge Harry L. Hupp. She is a former public school teacher and as an attorney she has been a leader in protecting public school funding.
Tamerlin also served as deputy general counsel for the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence investigating systemic problems in the Los Angeles County Jails, the largest jail system in the United States. She is an Equal Voices for Democracy Advisory Council Member, which focuses on expanding LGBTI participation in political life.
Tamerlin is the mother of two and along with her husband Tim (a public school teacher and varsity basketball coach) she has lived in the Pasadena area for 30 years, 11 years within West Pasadena’s District 6.
Tamerlin Godley is the first and only declared City Council candidate for District 6.