Trone’s District 3 Campaign Announces Jan. 5 Launch
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Ishmael Trone’s campaign and fundraising efforts to catapult him to the Pasadena City Council will officially kick off on January 5 at the Eden Garden Bar & Grill, 175 East Holly Street, Pasadena.
Assemblyman Chris Holden, who endorsed Trone for his now-vacant City Council seat, will serve as special guest for the campaign kick-off and fundraiser.
The event will be hosted by Robin Salzer, Gordan and Kathleen Hamilton, Sandi Mejia,Ken Chawkins, Renee Hampton and Marguerite Abrams.
Trone will be competing for the City Council seat against John J. Kennedy and the Rev. Nicolas Benson. Trone estimated that he’ll have to raise at least $50,000 to stay competitive.
The Trone for City Council campaign has launched with the slogan, “Smart growth, more jobs, safer streets.”
In a previous interview with Pasadena Now, Trone described Holden as his strongest endorsement thus far. “He (Holden) actually came to me [and] asked me to be his successor because of the long-term relationship that we have working in district.”
“District 3 is a service district,” Trone said. “They want a representative who’s accessible and knowledgeable about what they want to take place.
The kick off and fund raising event will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.. For more information about Trone’s campaign go to www.troneforcitycouncil.com .