Federally, Pasadena is located in California's 27th congressional district and is represented by Democrat Judy Chu. The 27th district contains large portions of the Western San Gabriel Valley and is bounded by the San Gabriel Mountains to the north and the Puente Hills to the south (map). Communities in this district include:
• Alhambra • Arcadia • Bradbury • Claremont • Glendora • Monterey Park • Monrovia • Pasadena • Rosemead • South Pasadena • San Gabriel • San Marino • Sierra Madre • Temple City • Upland • Altadena (unincorporated) • San Antonio Heights (unincorporated) • East Pasadena (unincorporated) • South San Gabriel (unincorporated)
Congressman Adam Schiffis the U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district. He has served in Congress since 2001. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Schiff represented the 27th and 29th Districts between 2003 and 2013, which included the areas of Alhambra, Altadena, San Gabriel, Burbank, Glendale, South Pasadena, Temple City, Monterey Park, and Pasadena. In 2010, his district (map) was re-districted and the communities in this district now include:
Angelino Heights Atwater Village Burbank East Hollywood Echo Park Elysian Valley Franklin Hills Glendale Griffith Park Hollywood Hollywood Hills La Canada-Flintridge La Crescenta Los Feliz Montrose Mount Olympus Pasadena Shadow Hills Silver Lake Sunland Tujunga Verdugo City West Hollywood
In the state legislature, Pasadena is located in the 25th Senate District (map), represented by Democrat Carol Liu, and in the 41st Assembly District (map), represented by Democrat Chris Holden.