STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT

Bill Bogaard

Pasadena Mayor (Ret.)

“I’m delighted to endorse Victor Gordo for Mayor because he’s a leader that brings people together. Time and time again on the Pasadena City Council, he has succeeded in building a consensus on a wide-range of complicated issues. As someone who worked closely with Victor over the years, I appreciate his ability to hear differing viewpoints, then build a coalition that has strong support. Victor is energetic, deeply in touch with the community, and has developed a high level of faith and confidence from his constituents. I enthusiastically support his campaign for Mayor and look forward to helping him get elected.”

Pasadena Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 809

“The Pasadena Firefighters Association is proud to endorse a dedicated public safety advocate like Victor Gordo for Mayor, because he understands the integral role that firefighters play in our public safety system. We know that our firefighters can count on Victor to fight for the equipment, resources, and staffing necessary to keep our local neighborhoods safe, because he’s done so time and time again on the Pasadena City Council, standing up for the brave women and men who have devoted their lives to protecting our communities. We are proud to stand with Victor in his campaign, and look forward to helping him get elected Mayor of our city.”

Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP)

“The Los Angeles County Democratic Party is thrilled to endorse Victor Gordo for Pasadena Mayor. As a longtime councilmember and attorney for working people, Victor has been a critical champion of the Democratic values and progressive policies so important to our members, as well as an effective leader for the people of Pasadena. From his experience as a restaurant employee, to his work at the Rose Bowl and on the city council, Victor has been a positive force for the city of Pasadena and a passionate advocate for working families, immigrant communities, and creating a fairer economy that works for everyone. Victor has the background, skill-set and bold vision needed to move Pasadena forward and improve the quality of life in every neighborhood, and he is the best candidate to fight for our shared values as Mayor. We look forward to helping get him elected."

The United Teachers of Pasadena

“The members of the United Teachers of Pasadena are proud to endorse Victor Gordo for Mayor of Pasadena because he is the advocate for public education that we need in City Hall to ensure that our schools are well-funded and that every student in our city receives the high-quality education they deserve. As a product of our public schools and someone who is married to a public school teacher, Victor understands firsthand how a high-quality education provides unmatched opportunity to anyone, regardless of their background. Victor has proven himself to be a dedicated champion for public education and is the right leader for the job.”

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor

“Victor Gordo has dedicated his life's work to standing up for the people of Pasadena. A champion for working families, Victor is deeply experienced and has proven himself as a leader with integrity, vision and a deep commitment to the people he represents. Whether it's working to create more good paying jobs and build a sustainable middle class economy or reducing local traffic, investing in Pasadena's public safety and ensuring affordable housing, Victor Gordo is a candidate of, by and for the people of Pasadena. That's why the working families who make up the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor are proud to enthusiastically endorse Victor Gordo for Mayor."

Bernard Melekian

Former Pasadena Police Chief

“I’m excited to announce my support for Victor Gordo for Pasadena Mayor.  When I was Chief of Police for Pasadena, Victor was a strong advocate for public safety and responsible community policing on the City Council.  I saw Victor’s commitment to public safety firsthand, as well as his dedication to genuinely hearing people out when they disagree.  I’m with Victor 100%.”

Bill Thomson

Pasadena Mayor and District 7 City Councilmember (Ret.)

“Victor Gordo is unquestionably the best person for Pasadena Mayor.  I watched Victor lead the Rose Bowl to financial solvency, and as someone with experience managing large budgets, I know he’ll do the same with our city. I’m excited to endorse his campaign for Pasadena Mayor.”

Dr. Vera Vignes

Former Superintendent of PUSD Schools

“I’m thrilled to endorse Victor Gordo for Mayor, because he understands that the best education is the most important tool to success. When Peggy and I came to Victor with a mandate to focus on early childhood education and early child development, he recognized the challenge, and met it head-on. It’s more important now than ever that our city is focused on early childhood education and development as a way of creating a healthy city in the future, and I know Victor will prioritize it as Mayor.”

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