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Tuesday November 8, 2022 — California General Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 35

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Norma J. Torres

Member of Congress
75,121 votes (57.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Affordability and Economic Opportunity For Our Families
  • Securing the Inland Empire's Fair Share of Federal Funding
  • Rebuilding the Middle Class

Experience

Experience

Profession:U.S. Representative, California's 35th District
State Senator, California State Senate — Elected position (2013–2014)
State Assemblymember, California State Assembly — Elected position (2008–2013)
Mayor, City of Pomona — Elected position (2006–2008)
Councilmember, City of Pomona — Elected position (2001–2006)

Education

National Labor College BA (2012)

Biography

Before being elected to Congress, Representative Norma Torres worked for over 17 years as a 911 dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department, where she served as a shop steward for AFSCME Local 3090. Norma went on to win a seat on the Pomona City Council and was soon after elected Mayor. From there, she served in the State Assembly and State Senate where she implemented the Affordable Care Act and secured $2 billion in federal funds for the “Keep Your Home California” program--helping 64,000 families keep their homes during the foreclosure crisis.

As the Congresswoman representing California’s 35th District since 2014, Norma has been an advocate for working families of the Inland Empire. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has secured over $3 billion in federal relief funding for the region. Most recently, she has led the effort to invest in our infrastructure, expand the Child Tax Credit, combat voter suppression, and revitalize public transportation.

A member of the House Appropriations and Rules Committees, Norma is focused on bolstering America's working-class. Her top priorities are to provide our families with good-paying jobs, deliver more affordable housing in our communities, protect Medicare and Social Security from privatization, and finally achieve universal health care. An immigrant from Guatemala, Norma is the sole Central-American serving in Congress. 

 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $576,610

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
American Crystal Sugar
$10,000
1
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
$10,000
1
American Federation of Teachers
$10,000
1
AT&T
$10,000
1
Credit Union National Association
$10,000
1
National Association of Letter Carriers
$10,000
1
National Beer Wholesalers Association
$10,000
1
National Education Association
$10,000
1
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
$10,000

More information about contributions

By State:

District of Columbia 37.72%
California 27.89%
Virginia 7.36%
Texas 4.10%
Other 22.93%
37.72%27.89%22.93%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.19%)
Small contributions (2.81%)
97.19%

By Type:

From organizations (73.85%)
From individuals (26.15%)
73.85%26.15%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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