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Poll Shows Federal Prosecutor Marina A. Torres Tied for First in Race for Los Angeles City Attorney

Updated: Feb 1, 2022

Torres leads by eight points after voters learn about the candidates


December 2, 2021 Contact: Marcos Rodriguez Maciel

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- A poll conducted by FM3 Research last month showed federal prosecutor Marina A. Torres tied for first in the race to become Los Angeles' next City Attorney. If the primary election were to be held today, Torres would be a definite favorite to move on to the general election.

After positive information and biographies about each candidate are shared with voters, Torres jumps to a substantial lead over her opponents, leading the next candidate by a whopping eight points and is at least 13 points clear of the rest of the field. With less than eight months until the primary election, Torres is extremely well-positioned for the Office of City Attorney in the 2022 election.

“Marina Torres is the clear frontrunner to become the next Los Angeles City Attorney,” said campaign strategist Michael Trujillo. “It is therefore not surprising that other candidates in the race are already playing politics and targeting her, falsely claiming that Torres doesn’t meet the qualifications to run for the office despite established precedent that makes her eligible to run and pre-clearance from the City Clerk’s Election Division to do so. When Torres shares her story, work and vision, voters back her campaign. So, that is what she will continue to do.”

Along with strong poll numbers, the Torres campaign has received numerous endorsements from elected officials and community leaders. Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, California State Senator Susan Rubio, California Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio and dozens of Los Angeles leaders have come together to support Torres’ campaign and her vision for Los Angeles.


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.

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