Meet Terry

Terry Tornek was elected in 2015 as Pasadena’s first new Mayor in 16 years. Before serving as Mayor, Terry was elected twice to the Pasadena City Council and served as Pasadena’s Planning Director where he helped establish the redevelopment plan for Old Pasadena and update our General Plan.

Working to bring people together to achieve results, under Terry’s leadership as Mayor, our city has maintained balanced budgets, rebuilt our reserves to pre-recession levels and reduced both local crime and homelessness rates last year.


Moving Pasadena Forward

Since being elected just five years ago, Terry Tornek – Pasadena’s first new Mayor in 16 years – has led the City towards important progress, helping stop the 710 Freeway extension for good, increase investments into our schools, reduce crime and maintain a balanced budget, while rebuilding our reserves to pre-recession levels.

Learn more about how Pasadena is moving forward under Mayor Terry Tornek’s leadership.


Pasadena unites to re-elect Mayor Terry Tornek

Judy Chu

State Senator
Anthony Portantino

Kathryn Barger