Alberto Torrico – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for Attorney General, California

California Democratic Party
www.albertotorrico.comwww.albertotorrico.com
10923 Randall StreetSun Valley, CA 91352
510.790.2732
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

For the first time in our state's history, the government spent more money on prisons than higher education. We need to reform prisons and recognize that education is the key to our future and public safety. Education is the best way to shut the revolving door of our prison system--where 70 percent of released inmates return after three years. I'm fighting to reform the prisons by requiring inmates to rehabilitate themselves through work, study or treatment before they are released. Education creates strong communities. That's why I'm working to expand preschool in every neighborhood so kids start school ready to learn. And I'm leading the fight to lower college tuition by taking on big oil with an extraction fee that can't be passed on to consumers. I'm the child of Latino and Asian immigrants who worked as janitors so I could be the first in my family to attend college. I went on to teach college courses to new citizens. I know the true spirit of California opportunity and optimism is nurtured in great schools, not failed prisons. I've earned the overwhelming support of law enforcement because they know with 60 percent of prisoners functionally illiterate--education is the best strategy to prevent crime and rehabilitate criminals. Please join seniors, California Professional Firefighters, the California Federation of Teachers and over 60,000 cops and deputy sheriffs who support me because they agree that the best way to protect public safety is to invest in education.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Gender: Male

Family: Wife: Raquel

2 Children: Mateo, Amy-Elyzabeth.

Birthplace: Fremont

Home City: Newark, CA

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

JD, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco

BS, Political Science, Santa Clara University.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Adjunct Instructor, San Jose City College, present

Owner, Law Offices of Alberto Torrico, 2001-present

Assistant General Counsel, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Agency, 2000

Associate Attorney, Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, 1996-1999.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Member, Fremont Newark Democratic Forum Chicano/Latino Democrats of Southern Alameda County

Member, Advisory Board, Justice for New Americans

Board Member, Kidango, Nonprofit Childcare Centers

Member, League of Women Voters.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:

Chair, 20th Assembly District Democratic Central Committee

Chair, Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus

Member, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee

Member, Legislative Latino Caucus.

Committees:

Aerospace, Member

Audit, Member

Banking and Finance, Member

Biotechnology, Member

Business and Professions, Member

Governmental Organization, Member

Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security, Member

Rules, Member

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Director of Majority Affairs, California State Assembly, present

Assemblymember, California State Assembly, 2005-present

Assistant Majority Whip, California State Assembly, 2005-2006

Member/Vice Mayor, Newark City Council, 2001-2003.

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