Sal Torres (born Gonzalo Torres on October 13, 1960) is an American politician from California. He has been elected to the city council of Daly City, California several times. He has also served as mayor and vice mayor.
Sal is also an accomplished attorney having graduated from the University of San Francisco, Kendrick Hall School of Law in 1988. While enjoying a law practice, Sal also became the host of "El Amanecer" ("Daybreak"), an English language television show airing on Saturday mornings on Channel 44 in San Francisco. Some of Sal's guests included the popular blues band, Tommy Castro Band, Moctezuma Esparza (Executive Producer, "Selena") and an up-and-coming Latino comedian named. . . George Lopez! After leaving his successful law partnership in San Francisco where he represented such companies as General Motors, Toyota and Bank of America, Sal joined Arysta LifeScience as its Assistant General Counsel in 2000. In 2006, Sal became Division Counsel at LSI Logic in Milpitas but soon moved to a much larger semiconductor company in Silicon Valley, Marvell Technology Group where he served as its Director of Commercial Transactions and Managing Corporate Counsel. After briefly working as the Associate General Counsel at Silicon Graphics, Sal joined the global legal team at Equinix, Inc., the world's leading colocation and data center business. At Equinix, Sal is the Director of Commercial Contracts for the Americas and manages a team of 15 people supporting all of North and South America sales teams. In his spare time, Sal is a soccer and basketball coach and also chairs a school advisory board.
The City Council: He sits with Councilmembers Carol Clatt, Mike Guingona, David Canepa, and Ray Buenaventura.
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