Norma Torres

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Norma Torres
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 35th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded byGloria Negrete McLeod
Member of the California State Senate
from the 32nd district
In office
May 20, 2013 – November 30, 2014
Preceded byGloria Negrete McLeod
Succeeded byTony Mendoza (Redistricted)
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 52nd district
61st district (2008–2012)
In office
December 1, 2008 – May 20, 2013
Preceded byNell Soto
Succeeded byFreddie Rodriguez
Mayor of Pomona
In office
April 3, 2006 – December 1, 2008
Preceded byEdward Cortez
Succeeded byElliot Rothman
Member of the Pomona City Council
from the 6th district
In office
January 8, 2001 – April 3, 2006
Preceded byWillie White
Succeeded bySteven Bañales
Personal details
Norma Judith Barillas[1]

(1965-04-04) April 4, 1965 (age 58)
Escuintla, Guatemala
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Louis Torres
ResidencePomona, California, U.S.
EducationMt. San Antonio College
Rio Hondo College
National Labor College (BA)
WebsiteHouse website

Norma Judith Torres, (née Barillas /ˈtɒrɛs/; born April 4, 1965) is a Guatemalan-born American politician. She is a member of the United States House of Representatives for California's 35th congressional district since 2015. She was a member of the California State Senate representing the 35th district. She is a member of the Democratic Party.[2]

Torres was born Norma Judith Barillas in Guatemala.[3] When she was five, she and her uncle came to the United States.[4][2] She originally arrived on a tourist visa, but became a legal resident in her teens and became a citizen in 1992.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kevin Freking A child of Guatemala seeks a seat in Congress
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Biography". n.d. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  3. Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly, Secretary of the California State Senate, 2009-10 California Legislature (PDF), State of California, archived from the original (PDF) on November 16, 2010, retrieved August 11, 2011
  4. "Dangers Propelled Norma Torres to Move to U.S., Then to Politics". Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  5. Kevin Freking (September 6, 1994). "A child of Guatemala seeks a seat in Congress". Associated Press. Retrieved July 16, 2019.