Fundraising and polling show Torres in great position to advance to general election
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2022 Contact: Marcos Rodriguez Maciel
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Today, the Torres campaign for Los Angeles City Attorney announced
that it had raised $372,000 ahead of the December 31st filing deadline. Torres has also met the fundraising requirements to receive public funding from the City’s matching funds program. With this match, Torres will have a combined war chest of $854,000 with six more months to go before the primary.
Torres’ growing fundraising momentum builds on polling showing Torres tied for first in the LA City Attorney race. When positive information and biographies are shared, the poll showed Torres jumping ahead of her closest opponent by 8 points and leading the rest of the pack by 13 points. If the primary election were held today, Torres would be a definite favorite to move on to the general election.
“I am thrilled by the growing momentum of my campaign,” said Torres. “Our commitment to
fighting for the people of Angeles is resonating. I will continue working to share our vision of a fairer and safer city with the voters of Los Angeles.”
Along with strong fundraising and poll numbers, the Torres campaign has received numerous endorsements from elected officials and organizations including Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, MABA, and many more.
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, traveling 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.
For more information, please visit www.MarinaTorres.com.
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policy or position of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), or any agency of the U.S. government.
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