Marina A. Torres Continues to Grow Support, Bringing in Over $285,000 in Campaign for Los Angeles Ci
Updated: Jan 6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2021
Contact: Marcos Rodriguez Maciel
LOS ANGELES, CA –Today, Marina A. Torres, a federal prosecutor and candidate for Los Angeles City Attorney, announced that her campaign has brought in a fundraising haul of more than $285k from a dedicated and diverse array of supporters. With about a year to go until the primary election, this fundraising total speaks to the enthusiasm for a transformative and aggressive city attorney who will change Los Angeles. Torres is running on a strong platform of public safety, fighting homelessness, and anti-corruption.
Along with robust fundraising, the Torres campaign has received numerous endorsements from elected officials and community leaders. Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, former Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, California State Senator Susan Rubio, California Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio, and dozens more of Los Angeles’ elected leaders have come together to support Torres’ campaign and her vision for Los Angeles.
“I am incredibly grateful for every donation and all the support my campaign has received,” said Torres. “It is a privilege to have a group of elected leaders, who have made such an impact on the city of Los Angeles and surrounding communities, supporting my run for LA City Attorney. I look forward to engaging voters and community leaders to build a coalition that brings real change to the LA City Attorney’s Office and gives a voice to our communities.”
Torres is the daughter of undocumented parents who, like many others, came from Mexico in pursuit of a better life. She was born in Los Angeles County before her parents moved to a struggling neighborhood in the Inland Empire. Her father worked at the Sunkist Factory in Ontario until he passed away when Torres was just two-and-a-half years old. Her single mother worked a variety of jobs to keep the family afloat. As the oldest of three, she helped look after her younger brothers while her mother was at work. Growing up, the fear of her mother's deportation was never too far away.
Although English was her second language, Torres understood that education was the only way to help her family and community move forward. While working as a cashier at Burger King to afford the fees for her Advanced Placement tests, she graduated near the top of her high school class and was admitted to the University of California, Berkeley when she was just 16 years old. Torres juggled a full class schedule, many student government activities and a 20-hour work week to send money home to help support her family. She graduated in 2004 with a double major in Political Science and Rhetoric, a minor in Ethnic Studies, and with honors.
After college, Torres served as an AmeriCorps Fellow at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, travelling across Illinois to provide litigation aid to migrant farmworkers who were victimized by recruiters and employers. She returned to California to attend Stanford Law School, where she served on the executive board of the Stanford Law Review and was co-president of the Stanford Latino Law Students’ Association. After being appointed by President Obama to work in the Department of Homeland Security, Torres became a federal prosecutor at the United States Department of Justice under President Obama and now under President Joe Biden.
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