00:00:00 Torres was born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents whom worked in a factory and public transportation. 00:04:00 Torres and his family moved to Ponce, Puerto Rico, but due to the lack of good paying jobs the family decided to move back to New York. 00:07:30 Torres remembers the importance of bodegas and neighborhood markets have in his multicultural community. 00:12:00 Torres states that he was always involved in community politics and that knocking on doors is part of what he still does. 00:24:00 Torres explains that he had retired from the police department. 00:42:30 Torres moved to Florida in 1993 and started a new career as a political leader. 00:47:00 Torres was elected and served for the House of Representatives District 48 from 2012-2016. 00:51:00 Torres is now serving as Florida State Senator for District 15.
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