BRONX, NY — (07-15-19) — Openly Gay NYC councilman Ritchie Torres, announced his bid to run for the Bronx 15 congressional district seat, which is soon to be vacated by the longest-serving Hispanic representative, José E. Serrano.
Ritchie Torres is eager to run against well known homophobic and Pentecostal minister Ruben Diaz Sr., another NYC councilman.
Openly Gay NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres Announce his Run for Congress
Councilmen Torres is set to go up against 76 year-old Ruben Díaz Sr., who has made his anti-LGBTQ views crystal clear for decades and who is someone who must not represent the Bronx in the United States Congress.
Watch NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres Video Announcement for his bid to run for Congress.
Council Member Ritchie Torres Biography:
“Council Member Ritchie Torres was first elected in November 2013 to represent the 15th Council District in the Central Bronx. As Chair of the Council’s Committee on Public Housing, Council Member Torres oversaw the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) which is the largest provider of affordable housing in the country. In this capacity, he introduced and enacted legislation to improve safety and quality of life for thousands of NYCHA residents.
In November 2017, Council Member Torres was elected to his second term and became Chair of the new Oversight and Investigations Committee of the City Council. In this role, he is tasked with investigating matters within the Council’s jurisdiction concerning property, affairs, or government of New York City.
Council Member Torres’ legislative victories include legislation protecting the City’s affordable housing stock; improving mental health resources for the LGBT community; tackling the city’s opioid epidemic; and reforming the NYPD’s daily interactions with New Yorkers.”
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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