Luis Raúl Torres Cruz
|Luis Raúl Torres Cruz|
|Minority Leader of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives|
February 29, 2012
|Preceded by||Héctor Ferrer|
|Minority Whip of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives|
January 2, 2008 – February 29, 2012
|Preceded by||Iris Miriam Ruíz|
|Member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives from the 2nd District|
January 2, 2001
|Preceded by||Edwin Mundo|
May 27, 1960 |
San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Political party||Popular Democratic Party (PPD)|
Luis Raúl Torres Cruz (born March 5, 1960 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican politician affiliated with the Popular Democratic Party (PPD). He is a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives since 2000, representing the 2nd District. Since February 2012, he is serving as Minority Leader for his party, after the resignation of Héctor Ferrer.
Early years and studies
Luis Raúl Torres Cruz was born in San Juan on March 5, 1960.
Torres began his studies at the University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón with the intention to complete a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. However, he transferred later to the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico where he completed a Bachelor's degree in Business Management.
From 1981 to 1982, Torres worked as Administrative Officer of the Public Relations Division of the Teachers Association of Puerto Rico.
Torres was reelected in 2012.
Torres is single, but has two daughters from a previous marriage. In 1993, he was involved in a case of domestic abuse against his then-wife and, despite not being convicted, he completed a rehabilitation program. Torres himself said in an interview that he has "an excellent relationship" with his former wife.
- Elecciones Generales 1996 y 2000 on CEEPUR
- Luis Raúl Torres a la portavocia alterna on NoticiasOnline
- "Luis Raúl Torres dijo que paternidad de Aarón cierra capítulo para Mita". El Nuevo Día. March 26, 2013.
- Rivera, Daniel (February 29, 2012). "Dolido Luis Raúl Torres con la renuncia de Héctor Ferrer". El Nuevo Día.