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Gordo’s Lead Jumps, Overtakes Tornek by 929 Votes in Mayor’s Race

Just 929 votes separate the Incumbent Mayor and District 5 Councilman

Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 9:06 am
Councilman Victor Gordo and Incumbent Mayor Terry Tornek


As morning dawned Wednesday, Mayor Terry Tornek and Councilman Victor Gordo appeared headed towards a runoff election based on election results at posting time, but Gordo was increasing his lead.

Gordo leads with 10,702 votes and Tornek trails with 9,773, or 45.9 percent to 42 percent. It’s uncertain if either will receive more than 50 percent of the vote.

Gordo had trailed by nearly 500 votes when the first results came in at about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Newcomer Major Williams trails with 1,379 votes or 7.8 percent of the vote and Jason Hardin with 636 votes or 3.6 percent of the vote.

“I think Victor Gordo can be proud of the success of his campaign,” said former Mayor Bill Bogaard. “He’s worked awfully hard and you know, he has developed very strong support from the voters of Pasadena. I’m feeling very good about the results of Victor’s campaign and greatly admire the energy that he’s brought to bear.”

In District 2, Felicia Williams leads with 50.71 percent of the vote and Tricia Keane trails with 26.86 percent of the vote. Bo Patatian and Kevin Litwin trail far behind with 13.43 and 9.0 percent of the vote respectively.

Although those races could tighten and lead to runoffs, that doesn’t appear to be the case in District 4. In that race, Incumbent Gene Masuda is far ahead of three opponents at press time.

Masuda received 62 percent of the vote. Char Bland trailed behind with 17.14 percent of the vote and Joe Baghdadlian and Kevin Wheeler trailed close behind with 15.36 and 5.46 percent of the vote.

Finally in District 6, Incumbent Steve Madison is carrying 53.56 percent of the vote. Tamerlin Godley has 38.74 percent of the vote and Ryan Bell has 7.7 percent of the vote.


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