Candidate for: United States Representative, CA 35th District
Party: Democratic Party
Office: United States Representative since 2015
Norma Judith Torres (born April 4, 1965) is an American politician. She is a member of the United States House of Representatives for California’s 35th congressional district. Previously, she was a member of the California State Senate representing the 32nd district. She is a Democrat.
Torres was born in Guatemala. When she was five, her mother died, and she, her father, and her two brothers relocated to Los Angeles. She worked as a 9-1-1dispatcher, where in 1994 she led a campaign to require the hiring of bilingual 911 operators. She was an active member of AFSCME, serving as local 3090’s shop steward. She served on the Pomona city council prior to being elected the city’s mayor in 2006. In 2008, she endorsed then-presidential candidate Barack Obama beforeHillary Clinton withdrew from the race, and was a superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention. She was elected to the State Assembly in November 2008, filling the vacancy left by former legislator Nell Soto, who retired.
She was 2008/09 Treasurer for the National Conference of Democratic Mayors.
- Location California
- Listing categories House of Representatives, Political Representatives
Washington, DC Office
516 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6161
Fax: (202) 225-8671
3200 Inland Empire Blvd.
Ontario, CA 91764
Phone: (909) 481-6474
Fax: (909) 941-1362