Ritchie Torres

The first openly gay Afro-Latino member of Congress and the first openly gay candidate to be elected to office in the Bronx, Ritchie previously served as the youngest member of the New York City Council.

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RitchieTorres

33, New York — 15, D

Who are they?

The first openly gay Afro-Latino member of Congress and the first openly gay candidate to be elected to office in the Bronx, Ritchie previously served as the youngest member of the New York City Council.

Pre-Congress?

At just 25-years-old, Ritchie was elected to the New York City Council. Having grown up in public housing, he eventually requested the chairmanship position of the council’s Committee on Public Housing, tasked with overseeing the New York City Housing Authority. He was also the Deputy Leader of the majority on the city council.

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  • Job Access and Security
  • Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation

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