Seats Open/Terms: The terms for Pasadena City Council Districts 1, 2, 4, and 6 will expire in May 2015 and these seats will be open for election in the upcoming March 10, 2015 primary municipal election. The City of Pasadena is divided into seven Council districts, and each Councilmember is elected by the voters residing within a specific geographic Council district area. (See Council District Map). The above four offices are currently held by the following representatives: District 1 - Jacque Robinson, District 2 - Margaret McAustin, District 4 - Gene Masuda, and District 6 - Steve Madison. The terms for these Council seats are four years. There are no term limit provisions for serving on the City Council.
Nomination Period: The nomination period will begin on Monday, November 17, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., and will close on Friday, December 12, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. The City Clerk will conduct two identical Candidate Workshops for candidates and/or their representatives on Monday, November 17, 2014, 8:00 a.m., and Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S228. Filing papers will be issued at the beginning of the sessions and detailed candidate information will be provided. All candidates and/or their representatives are encouraged to attend one of these workshops. Each session will last approximately one hour, and there will be an opportunity for questions. Nomination papers will also be issued during normal office hours (7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S228, Pasadena (appointments encouraged, 626-744-4124). City Hall is closed November 27 and 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The City Clerk’s Office will be open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the December 12 deadline to file nomination papers.
Extended Nomination Period: In the event the incumbent officer does not file nomination papers by the December 12, 2014 deadline, the period to nominate any qualified person other than the incumbent is extended to Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. for that incumbent’s office. Nomination Petition/Qualifications/Filing Fee/Optional Candidate's Statement • Nomination petition must be issued and filed within the above nomination period. • Nomination petition must be signed by not less than 25 qualified voters residing in the respective Council district for which the candidate is running for office. • A candidate must be a registered voter and reside within the respective Council district. • There is a $25.00 filing fee at the time nomination papers are filed. • There will be a $300 deposit if a candidate wishes to have a statement printed in the sample ballot pamphlet (optional). Actual charges will be determined upon publication and either a refund or an invoice for the difference will be sent to the candidate after the election.