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Art Torres


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-56 16566 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-56 26519 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-56 23086 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-56 24848 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic SD-24 57703 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic SD-24 49601 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic SD-24 39644 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic Insurance Commissioner 3567996 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 24, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Yolanda Nava (m. 1975, div. 1992)
Children: Danielle and Joaquin Nava*

1972-1974: National Legislative Director, United Farm Workers
1994: Opponent, Propositon 187 [Restricting services for illegal immigrants] (Passed; 58.8%)
1995-2009: Chairman, California Democratic Party
2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2009-Present: Vice Chair, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
2015-Present: Member, Covered California Board of Directors

  • Joaquin Torres was a Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Source: California Blue Book (1975)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (1979)

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