Ritchie Torres

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Ritchie Torres
Ritchie Torres 117th U.S Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Preceded byJosé E. Serrano
Member of the New York City Council
from the 15th district
In office
January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2020
Preceded byJoel Rivera
Succeeded byTBD
Personal details
Ritchie John Torres

(1988-03-12) March 12, 1988 (age 33)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationNew York University (attended)
WebsiteGovernment website
Campaign website

Ritchie J. Torres (born March 12, 1988) is an American politician. He is a Democrat. In 2021, he became a member of the United States House of Representatives.

From 2014 until 2021, he was a member of the New York City Council from the 15th district. He is the first openly gay candidate to be elected to legislative office in the Bronx. In July 2019, he announced his bid for the United States House of Representatives for New York's 15th congressional district. He won the election in November 2020.

Torres was born in New York City. His father is from Puerto Rico and his mother is African-American. In March 2020, during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, Torres tested positive for COVID-19.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sharigan, Shant (March 17, 2020). "Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres tests positive for coronavirus". New York Daily News. Retrieved March 18, 2020.