Victor Manuel "Vic" Torres, Jr.

District: 48 -- Democrat

Part of Orange

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Orlando
Occupation:  NYC Transit Police Detective (Ret); Marion County School Bus Driver (Ret); Lynx Bus Driver (Ret)
Spouse:  Carmen L. Torres of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Child(ren):  Yvonne Torres, Victor Torres III, Justin Torres, Amy Mercado, Melony Marcella
Grandchild(ren):  Evan, Eliza, Jeremy, Jaslene, Rebekah, Aaron, Carin, Aiden
Education:  Harren High School, New York, New York, General Diploma, 1962-1966; John Jay College, 1972-1973
Born:  New York, NY
Military:  United States Marine Corps, 1966-1970; Good Conduct Medal, Stationed in Okinawa, Japan, Rank of Sergeant
Moved to Florida:  1993
Religious Affiliation:  Episcopal
Recreational Interest:  softball, traveling

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012, reelected subsequently
Democratic Deputy Whip, 2014-2016


ATU-Latino Caucus, Southeast Regional Representative
Central Florida Labor Council (AFL-CIO), Trustee
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Vice Chair, 2010, current member
Orange County Democratic Executive Committee
Florida Voters League, Inc., past member
New York City Transit Police, Detectives' Endowment Association, 2nd Vice President, past member

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