Mayor Victor Gordo has taken the early step of announcing his candidacy for re-election in 2024.
Gordo grew up in Pasadena and has been an active community member for decades. He has served as a member of the Pasadena City Council since 2001 and was elected Vice Mayor in 2019 before becoming Mayor in 2021. During his time in office, he has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for Pasadena residents.
According to Gordo, his administration has accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. One of his top priorities has been to navigate the COVID-19 crisis and ensure a swift recovery for the city. He has also worked to address the need for more affordable housing, a significant issue in Pasadena, for years.
But Gordo is not resting on his laurels. He acknowledges that there is still work to be done and is optimistic about the future of Pasadena. He is committed to working with city officials, community leaders, working families, and local businesses to continue to improve the city and put it on the pathway toward a brighter future.
Gordo's early step into public life came in the late 1990s when Vice Mayor Bill Crowfoot appointed him as the field representative for District 5, a socially diverse district with notable historic landmark districts. Gordo ultimately won a spot on the City Council representing the area and has been a dedicated public servant ever since.
In 2009, Gordo was selected by the Pasadena City Council to serve as its representative on the Rose Bowl Operating Company. This was a key appointment, as the Rose Bowl is one of Pasadena's most iconic landmarks and a significant economic driver for the city.
Gordo's early announcement could signal that he is taking the race seriously and is committed to continuing his work to “improve Pasadena.”