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Alberto Torrico
Alberto Torrico.jpg
California State Assembly District 20
Former member
In office
Alberto Torrico (born March 18, 1969, in San Francisco, California) was the Democratic Majority Floor Leader of the California State Assembly, representing the 20th District from 2004 to 2010. In February 2009, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general, the seat being vacated by Democrat Jerry Brown, who is running for governor, in the 2010 election. [1] He went on to lose the Democratic nomination to San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, after placing third with nearly fifteen percent of the vote.


  • Graduated from Irvington High School
  • Bachelor's degree, Santa Clara University in political science
  • Juris Doctorate degree, University of California - Hastings College of the Law

Issue positions

Political Courage test

Torrico did not provide answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

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, Torrico ranked as a 94.[5]

Committee assignments

Torrico served on the following committees:

Torrico's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 656 - California Higher Education Endowment Corporation
  • AB 1081 - Electronic monitoring: domestic violence
  • AB 1508 - Income and corporation taxes: credit: lending

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



See also: California Attorney General election, 2010

Torrico was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the California State Assembly. Instead, he ran for Attorney General of California. He failed to win the Democratic primary.

2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary [6]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Kamala Harris 33.1%
     Democratic Party Chris Kelly 15.9%
     Democratic Party Alberto Torrico 14.9%
     Democratic Party Ted Lieu 10.5%
     Democratic Party Rocky Delgadillo 10.1%
     Democratic Party Pedro Nava 9.9%
     Democratic Party Mike Schmier 5.6%
Total Votes 1,676,360


In 2008 Torrico was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 20. Torrico (D) finished with 99,305 votes while his opponent Jeffrey Wald (R) finished with 39,861 votes.[7] Torrico raised $1,430,777 for his campaign fund.[8]

  • 2008 Race for State Assembly, 20th District - Democratic Primary
    • Alberto Torrico ran unopposed
2008 Race for State Assembly, 20th District - General Election [9]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Alberto Torrico (D) 71.4%
Jeffrey Wald (R) 28.6%
Total votes 139,166


  • 2006 Race for State Assembly, 20th District - Democratic Primary
    • Alberto Torrico ran unopposed
2006 Race for State Assembly, 20th District - General Election [10]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Alberto Torrico (D) 65.3%
Ken Nishimura (R) 34.7%
Total votes 93,786


2004 Race for State Assembly, 20th District - Democratic Primary [11]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Alberto Torrico (D) 31.5%
Tom Pico (D) 28.0%
Dennis Hayashi (D) 23.0%
Henry C. Manayan (D) 14.3%
Ash Bhatt (D) 3.2%
Total votes 39,307
2004 Race for State Assembly, 20th District - General Election [12]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Alberto Torrico (D) 66.7%
Cliff Williams (R) 31.3%
Total votes 127,838

Campaign donors


Below are Torrico's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[13]

Contributor 2008 total
AT&T $17,914
CA Professional Fire Fighters $14,400
United Health Care Workers West $14,400
California State Council of Service Employees $14,400
California Teachers Association $14,400

Other roles

Alberto Torrico for California Attorney General Campaign logo
  • Member, Fremont Newark Democratic Forum Chicano/Latino Democrats of Southern Alameda County
  • Member, Advisory Board - Justice for New Americans
  • Board Member, Kidango - Nonprofit Childcare Centers
  • Member, League of Women Voters
  • Co-Founder, Raquel’s Kid

Contact information

Capitol Address:
Post Office Box 942849, Room 319
Sacramento, CA 94249-0020


Phone: 916-319-2020
Fax: 916-319-2120

See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
California State Assembly District 20
Succeeded by
Bob Wieckowski