ANCA-Pasadena Endorses Incumbent City Council Candidate Steve Madison

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Steve Madison

Steve Madison

PASADENA—The ANCA-Pasadena Chapter’s support of Steve Madison candidacy is based on his vision and plan for Pasadena’s District 6 and for his strong support of the Armenian American Community. After an open and sincere discussion, the ANCA – Pasadena Chapter board decided to endorse Steve Madison’s incumbency.

“Councilmember Madison has an understanding of the issues that concern the Armenian American community in his district and the City of Pasadena overall, as well as the awareness and insight on how to improve on those issues,” remarked ANCA – Pasadena Chapter Chairperson, Shoghig Yepremian.

Steve Madison was first elected in 1999 to represent District 6, and was reelected in 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015. Councilmember Madison has served as Vice Mayor, on the Council’s Economic Development & Technology Committee, Public Safety Committee and Legislative Policy Committee, the Pasadena Center Operating Company Board, the Multimodal Operations and Development Entity Board, the Youth Development and Violence Prevention Task Force, and on the Council’s Special Committee overseeing the recovery of over $5 million in embezzled funds, and he is one of Pasadena’s three appointees to (and former President of) the Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport Authority Commission, which oversees the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.

Councilmember Madison has been a strong advocate on Armenian American issues in Pasadena and, in 2013, voted to approve the Armenian Genocide Memorial at Pasadena’s Memorial Park.

“I am deeply honored to receive an endorsement for my re-election from the Pasadena chapter of ANCA. Pasadena is proud to have a vibrant, active and important Armenian-American community and with our sister city in Armenia, Vanadzor, as well, issues of importance to the Armenian-American community are very important to me and the City of Pasadena. I intend to work very hard in my campaign to deserve the support of my friends at ANCA’s Pasadena Chapter. Thank you!” շնորհակալություն!

For the past 20 years on the Council, Councilmember Madison has championed neighborhood protection and the preservation of Pasadena’s high quality of life, a vibrant commercial environment in the Central District, high quality municipal services, especially in the area of public safety; Pasadena’s “Green City” environmental initiatives; and assisting the Pasadena Unified School District in ensuring every child in our community reaches his or her full potential. In 2000, Steve authored and secured adoption by the City Council of a resolution opposing the extension of the 710 freeway through Pasadena, and he repeatedly urged his Council colleagues to oppose the 710 tunnel, ultimately succeeding in 2015 when his motion passed.

Councilmember Madison is a practicing trial lawyer and partner with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in Los Angeles as well as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He joined the firm after spending nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney, where he prosecuted federal criminal cases including major narcotics, political corruption and defense contracting fraud matters to name a few. Councilmember Steve Madison taught for 10 years as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Southern California Law School, and he served as a Judge Pro Tem of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Raised in Northern California, Steve attended public schools and graduated from the University of Santa Clara with a B.A. in English before attending Boston College and USC Law Schools. In addition to his Juris Doctor degree he has a Master of Public Administration (with honors) from USC. Steve supports numerous nonprofit organizations in Pasadena and has served on the Boards of First Tee of Pasadena and the Pasadena Police Activities League. He is a graduate of the Pasadena Citizens Police Academy.

The Armenian National Committee of America – Pasadena Chapter is the oldest, largest and most influential non-partisan Armenian American grassroots organization of its kind within the City of Pasadena. Founded in 1979, the Pasadena ANCA advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the city’s thriving Armenian American community and promotes increased civic service and participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.

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