NY-15: Ritchie Torres (D)
Richie Torres is a product of the Bronx, born and bred. He was raised by a single mother who kept the family afloat on a $4.25 minimum wage. He grew up in a housing project that was full of leaks and lead, with no reliable heat or hot water in the winter.
As a product of public housing, public schools, and public hospitals, he had a dream of fighting for his community in the hopes of building a better Bronx. At 25, against all odds, he became the youngest elected official in New York City, and the first openly LGBT elected official from the Bronx. Torres has represented Bronx communities on the New York City Council, and now he is running to represent New York’s 15th Congressional District – because the Bronx needs one of its own to fight for them in Washington.
Should he be elected, he’ll fight for quality health care and housing, schools and jobs. He will stand up for immigrants, seniors, and youth. He will fight everyday to protect neighborhoods from gun violence and make the Bronx a safe, decent, affordable place to live. His motto in life is simple: ‘If you do nothing, nothing will change’.
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