Quoting from Victor's campaign information, he states that he ran for Mayor of Pasadena because standing up and being a fighter for the people of Pasadena - including the hard working families - has been the driving force in his career.
As someone who has spent his entire life in this community, he states, “I am the only candidate who can build a dynamic, wide-ranging coalition from residents and neighborhood leaders, community and civic leaders, small business owners, grassroots activists, labor, and public safety that is needed to win. Pasadena has all the challenges of a large city and I have a unique understanding of all of its complexities.”
While serving as a Pasadena City Councilmember, he represented Pasadena’s District 5 which is one of the city’s most ethnically and socially diverse districts, and includes several of its most important and notable historic landmark districts—Bungalow Heaven, Garfield Heights, Washington Square, and Orange Heights.
Throughout his time on the Council, Victor has focused on fostering an improved quality of life in District 5 neighborhoods, advocating for economic growth and stability in local business districts, and promoting safe, family-friendly environments throughout the district and the city as a whole.
“I am incredibly honored by the tens of thousands of voters who placed their faith in me. Their message that we need a city government that puts their interests first is clear and I won’t let them down. I will represent the best interest of all residents of our city,” Gordo said in a statement released by his campaign. “This election was never about one person — it was about the people of Pasadena. The voters wanted change — and to take the city in a new direction.
He will be sworn in as the new mayor alongside Councilwoman-elect Felicia Williams in December.