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Convocation Speaker

State Sen. Norma Torres, D-32nd District

Sen. Norma J. Torres was elected in 2012 to represent the 32nd Senate District, which includes Chino, Colton, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, Rialto, and San Bernardino. She previously served as a state assemblywoman, on the Pomona City Council, and as mayor of Pomona. Sen. Torres is a candidate for election to Congress in November, having finished first in the 35th Congressional District primary balloting on June 3.

An advocate for common sense solutions, Torres has championed legislation making California government more responsive to the needs of working families, children and seniors in the Inland Empire.

Sen. Torres has been a vocal proponent of improving California’s business climate to help create jobs in the Inland Empire. She fights for job training programs, access to higher education, and other tools to improve skills that help people get better-paying jobs. She strongly advocates for services and programs that help families transition out of the recession, keep their homes, and provide high-quality education to their children.

Torres lives in Pomona with her husband, Louis, and their sons Robert and Matthew. A proud supporter of the U.S. military, her third son, Christopher, is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Torres received her bachelor’s degree in Labor Studies from the National Labor College in Silver Springs, Maryland.