Census Tract 4610 is the Southwest section of Altadena bordered on the west roughly by the Arroyo Seco or the Pasadena City limits thereabout; by Ventura Street on the north; by Fair Oaks Avenue on the east; and by the Pasadena City limits on the south.
Veronica Jones is an Altadena native, living in the community for over 50 years. She loves her community and cares deeply about its future. Veronica ran for City Council for three reasons: to support the quality of life in Altadena, invest in the community’s future, and stand for the values of the neighborhood.
Veronica is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Development from Woodbury University. Veronica attended school in Altadena, Thomas Edison Elementary and Eliot Junior High. She is also a proud graduate of John Muir High School, Pasadena City College, and East Los Angeles Community College.
Veronica recently retired from the City of Pasadena, where she worked in the Finance department for over 17 years. Veronica also served as Secretary and Treasurer of the City of Pasadena’s largest Employee union, and served on the Political Action Committee. During her career with the City of Pasadena, Veronica made a lasting impression on employees and community members alike, as an advocate for change, integrity and economic growth.
Veronica lives with her husband of 33 years, Douglas, Sr. They have raised 3 children in this community, Melvin, Douglas, Jr. and Desarae. All three children are college graduates and work in public service on the Federal, State and Local levels. Veronica and her family are volunteers and advocates for the homeless for Pasadena’s Union Station Homeless Services organization. She is also a proud grandmother. Veronica’s vision for her work on the Town Council is to help Altadena become safer, greener and cleaner.
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Nestor De La Torre is a native of Pasadena and moved to Altadena with his wife in 2010. In 2014, he graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Nonviolence Studies. As a result of his academic successes, he was invited to join Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.
Councilmember De La Torre has worked on multiple political campaigns throughout the San Gabriel Valley in various capacities. In Fall 2012, he served as a Congressional Intern to Representative Judy Chu in her District Office located in Pasadena. He served the constituents of the 27th Congressional District, which included all of Altadena, by listening to their concerns and directing them towards the resources they needed. He has volunteered his time to multiple organizations in varying fields of importance to him, including: community development, youth development, advocating for municipal policies, political efficacy, voter engagement, voter registration drives, immigrant rights, and pro-environmental efforts. Throughout his professional and educational career, his focus has been getting the youth more involved with their community and politics to build the next generation of strong leaders. His work and education has also given him a keen understanding of the functions of all levels and branches of government.
In his spare time, he enjoys strolling through the natural beauty provided by the San Gabriel Valley with his wife and adopted Lab/Greyhound-mixed dog. He also enjoys publishing articles on current events, science, international events, music, sports, and anything else that interests him, while focusing on the political implications, on his personal website. Feel free to contact him using any method most comfortable with you. He is eager to serve the Altadena community and residents