Hector De La Torre
|Hector De La Torre|
|California State Assembly District 50|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
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.
Torre served on the following committees:
- Accountability and Administrative Review Committee, California General Assembly (Chair)
- Budget Committee, California General Assembly
- Health Committee, California General Assembly
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.
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|
|Hector De La Torre (D)||75,082|
Below are De La Torre's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|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|
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.
On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, De La Torre ranked as a 91.
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- Hector De La Torre's campaign website
- Legislative profile of Hector De La Torre on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Hector De La Torre on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Project Vote Smart, "Issue positions," accessed December 9, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed November 20, 2014
- Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard," December 17, 2009
- Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene," December 18, 2009
- Capitol Weekly," Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard
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