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Norma Torres

Norma Torres
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 35th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Gloria Negrete McLeod
Member of the California State Senate
from the 32nd district
In office
May 20, 2013 – November 30, 2014
Preceded by Gloria Negrete McLeod
Succeeded by Connie Leyva (redistricted)
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 52nd district
61st district (2008–2012)
In office
December 1, 2008 – May 20, 2013
Preceded by Nell Soto
Succeeded by Freddie Rodriguez
Mayor of Pomona, California
In office
April 3, 2006 – December 1, 2008
Preceded by Edward Cortez
Succeeded by Elliot Rothman
Pomona City Councillor from the 6th District
In office
January 8, 2001 – April 3, 2006
Preceded by Willie E. White
Succeeded by Steven Bañales
Personal details
Born (1965-04-04) April 4, 1965
Escuintla, Guatemala[1]
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Louis
Residence Pomona, California
Alma mater National Labor College (B.A., 2012)
Occupation 9-1-1 dispatcher
Religion Roman catholic[2]
Website Rep. Norma Torres

Norma Judith Torres (born April 4, 1965)[1] 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.


  • Early life and career 1
  • U.S. House of Representatives 2
    • Committee assignments 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Early life and career

Torres was born in Guatemala. When she was five, her mother died, and she, her father, and her two brothers relocated to Los Angeles.[3] She worked as a 9-1-1 dispatcher, 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 before Hillary 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.

U.S. House of Representatives

Committee assignments


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External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gloria Negrete McLeod
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 35th congressional district

January 3, 2015 – present
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Mark Takai
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
David Trott
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