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 four 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.


The Latest

Cruise for Tornek | Saturday, February 29

With the High Times and On the Scene
Car Club 

Join us for a cruise to a variety of City parks with the High Times and On the Scene Car Club in support of Mayor Terry Tornek.

Judy Chu & Anthony Portantino will
attend & speak

When: 1pm Saturday February, 29

Where: McDonald Park
(corner of Mountain st. and Mar Vista Ave.)

Final Location: Brookside Park


City to Start Making Measure J Payments Destined for Pasadena Public Schools
The City of Pasadena will start making Measure J payments destined for the Pasadena Unified School District this month, according to City Manager Steve Mermell.


Mayor Tornek Believes His Record Stands for Itself
As he exited City Hall in April of 2015, Terry Tornek said, “I wouldn’t have done a single thing differently.” Tornek had just concluded months of door-to-door campaigning for Pasadena mayor. It paid off.


Mayor Tornek Focuses on Top Issues of 2020 Mayoral Campaign
Not a professional politician,’ says Mayor; names fiscal responsibility, homelessness, development, public schools, and Arroyo Seco among his campaign priorities


Pasadena unites to re-elect Mayor Terry Tornek

Judy Chu

State Senator
Anthony Portantino

Kathryn Barger