|Born:||April 4, 1965 (age 53)|
|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 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, and in 1994 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.
Torres served on the Pomona city council from 2001 to 2006 and as mayor from 2006 to 2008. She then served in the California State Assembly from 2008 to 2013 and in the California State Senate from 2013 to 2014.
For information on Torres' policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.