Election for Pasadena Mayor: DPNA Candidate Forum

Mayoral Candidates Forum

A chance for Pasadena voters to meet and compare the candidates who are vying to replace Bill Bogaard as Pasadena’s next mayor.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6pm

DPNA Mayoral Forum Flyer

Who’s Running?

  • Jason HardinMagazine Publisher, (213) 256-8948
  • Don MorganBusiness Owner / Educator,  (626) 405-1814
  • Jacque Robinson, Vice Mayor / Councilmember, (626) 394-6857
  • Allen ShayBusiness Owner,  (626) 676-1439
  • Bill Thomson, College Trustee / Attorney,  (626) 796-7002
  • Terry Tornek, City Councilmember / Businessperson,  (626) 375-0075

When is the Election?

  • Primary Municipal Election: March 10, 2015
  • If no candidate receives more than 50% of the votes, there will be a Run-Off Election: April 21, 2015



Our Candidates Forum: Location and Schedule

The DPNA hosted a candidates forum for the District 3 council race during the last election cycle

The DPNA hosted a candidates forum for the District 3 council race during the last election cycle


Our event will be held:

  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015
  • 6pm
  • At Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
    • In the Gamble Lounge




There will be four segments to the evening:

1. Refreshments, plus DPNA Expo

Multiple Exhibits/Activity Stations

Parklets and Placemaking

“My City” Planning Exhibit and Pasadena Passages

Connecting Pasadena

Complete Streets

Land Use Advocacy

We’re Making a Difference!

We strongly encourage every candidate to take the time to understand the goals and vision for each individual Activity Station as this information should form the foundation for both their Candidate Statements and the subsequent Q&A

2. Candidate Statements

Welcome / DPNA Opening

Candidates: How do you respond to our Vision of Pasadena’s Future?

Candidates: You’ve just had the past hour to explore that vision from multiple perspectives. Citing the conversations you had over this past hour:

Tell us who you talked with and what you learned

As Mayor, what would your top 3 priorities be for Downtown Pasadena?  Why?

What about your background makes you well-suited to achieve those goals?

3. Q&A Community Forum

Audience: Ask YOUR questions! Please submit questions via our Facebook page.

Each candidate will be provided up to one minute (:60) to answer each question.

4. Open Mixer

For the final 30-45 minutes, Candidates will be given an opportunity to mingle personally with attendees.

We love our city — active citizenship keeps it great!

View of Downtown Pasadena from the Art Center College of Design

View of Downtown Pasadena from the Art Center College of Design



The Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association (DPNA) is the voice of the residents of the Central District of Pasadena, California.

We meet monthly on the Third Thursday at 6:30pm in the Gamble Lounge of Pasadena Presbyterian Church at 585 E Colorado Blvd.

The DPNA promotes a walkable urban lifestyle in a city that is vibrant with thriving businesses, excellent arts, good government, and active public spaces.

The DPNA advocates for urban parks, wider sidewalks, pedestrian-biased street design, bike lanes, trees & shrubbery, mixed-use & transit-oriented development, enduring architecture, a streetcar, and other amenities that improve life for residents of an urban city center.

Downtown Pasadena is defined roughly as the 210 freeway (north), Catalina Ave (east), California Blvd (south), and Pasadena Ave (west).


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