Norma Torres

Born:April 4, 1965 (age 59)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2015-present
California State Senate, 2013-2014
California State Assembly, 2008-2013
Mayor of Pomona (Calif.), 2006-2008
Pomona City Council, 2001-2006
Education:B.A., National Labor College

Norma J. Torres assumed office in the U.S. House of Representatives in California's 35th District in January 2015.

Torres was born April 4, 1965, in Guatemala and immigrated to the United States when she was five years old. She received her bachelor's degree in labor studies from the National Labor College in Silver Springs, Maryland. Torres worked as a 911 dispatcher from 1990 to 2008. In 1994 she led a campaign to require the hiring of bilingual 911 operators. She was an active member of AFSCME and Local #3090's of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.

Torres served on the Pomona city council from 2000 to 2006 and as mayor from 2006 to 2008. She then served in the California State Assembly for California’s 61st district from 2008 to 2012 and in the California State Senate from 2013 to 2014.

In 2008 Torres received the rank of Knight within the Order of the Great Congress of Guatemala.

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