Hector De La Torre

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Hector De La Torre
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California State Assembly District 50
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Hector De La Torre is a former Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 50 from 2004 to 2010.

De La Torre also served as the mayor of the City of South Gate and as a member of the South Gate City Council, as well as serving on the executive board of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments, the executive board of the League of California Cities, the executive board of the Southern California Association of Governments and as a member of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Mountains and Rivers Conservancy.


He earned his B.S. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College. His professional experience includes working as the Chief of Staff to the Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Labor in the United States Department of Labor, legislative assistant to Congressman Alan Wheat, legislative director for Congressman Richard Lehman, judicial administrator for the Los Angeles County Superior Court, education staffer to the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee and a junior high teacher in South-Central Los Angeles.

Committee assignments

Torre served on the following committees:


Political Courage test

De La Torre did not provide answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[1]

De La Torre's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 380 - California Clean Energy Curriculum and Training
  • AB 850 - Conflicts of interest: contracts
  • AB 1404 - California Global Warming Solutions Act

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.



De La Torre was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the California State Assembly.


In 2008, De La Torre was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 50. De La Torre (D) ran unopposed and finished with 75,082 votes.

California State Assembly District 50
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Hector De La Torre (D) 75,082

Campaign donors


Below are De La Torre's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[2]

Contributor 2008 total
California State Council of Service Employees $14,400
California Teachers Association $14,400
CA School Employees Assoc $14,400
District Council of Ironworkers $14,400
Building & Construction Trades Council of CA $13,900

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.[3][4]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, De La Torre ranked as a 91.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
California State Assembly District 50
Succeeded by
Ricardo Lara