Emily Bonilla, receives endorsement from Florida House of Representative (48th District) Victor Torres

Emily Bonilla, receives endorsement from Florida House of Representative (48th District) Victor Torres

Emily Bonilla, receives endorsement from District 48, Florida House of Representative Victor Torres.

Mr. Torres writes, “I support Emily Bonilla because she is a champion of The People. Emily understands the challenges that District 5 and Orange County residents continue to face. Emily spent 15 years creating and attracting jobs as a successful business owner, consultant and career advisor. Emily was influential with the Orange County Economic Advisory and Planning Department to consider increasing job creation and expanding the job market. Emily believes that responsible economic growth can be environmentally friendly. Emily is focused on what matters. Local businesses will see increased success when its consumers have an improved job market and better wages. Please join me in supporting Emily Bonilla for Orange County Commission District 5.”

When the state’s legislative districts were redrawn in 2012, Torres ran in the newly-created 48th District, which includes parts of Orlando in Orange County. Torres won his first term entirely uncontested. Torres was re-elected, without opposition, to his second term in 2014. When State Senator Dwight Bullard, a proponent of raising the state’s minimum wage, challenged lawmakers to live on the minimum wage for a week, Torres accepted the offer and did so. Currently, Representative Torres is seeking to represent Florida Senate District 15.

Torres’s participation in legislative committees includes:

  • Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee – Democratic Ranking Member
  • Education Committee
  • Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Rulemaking Oversight & Repeal Subcommittee
  • Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
  • Joint Select Committee on Collective Bargaining

Torres served in the United States Marine Corps, 1966-1970; receiving the Good Conduct Medal while Stationed in Okinawa, Japan, earning the rank of Sergeant.

Emily Bonilla’s response to the endorsement, “I am honored and appreciative of the glowing endorsement from Representative Torres. Representative Torres is a trusted friend of the campaign and a model of good governance. With this endorsement, my campaign is recognized as a fresh and progressive alternative in leadership for District 5.”

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