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.
Family: Wife: Raquel
2 Children: Mateo, Amy-Elyzabeth.
Home City: Newark, CA
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.
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.
Chair, 20th Assembly District Democratic Central Committee
Chair, Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus
Member, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee
Member, Legislative Latino Caucus.
Banking and Finance, Member
Business and Professions, Member
Governmental Organization, Member
Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security, Member
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.
JD, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco
BS, Political Science, Santa Clara University.