|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 15th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2021
|Preceded by||José E. Serrano|
|Member of the New York City Council|
from the 15th district
January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2020
|Preceded by||Joel Rivera|
Ritchie John Torres
March 12, 1988
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Education||New York University (attended)|
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.
References[change | change source]
- Sharigan, Shant (March 17, 2020). "Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres tests positive for coronavirus". New York Daily News. Retrieved March 18, 2020.