Carlos J. Torres Torres
|Carlos J. Torres Torres|
|Member of the Puerto Rico Senate
from the Guayama district
January 2, 2009 – January 1, 2013
January 16, 1967 |
Orocovis, Puerto Rico
|Political party||New Progressive Party|
|Spouse(s)||Enid M. Torres Alvarado|
|Alma mater||Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
Early years and studies
Torres studied at his hometown of Orocovis, graduating high school from the José Rojas Cortés High School. He finished his Bachelor's degree with a Major in Management from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce, and his Master's degree in Administration with a Major in Human Resources from Caribbean University in Vega Baja.
Since 1996, Torres started working at the Orocovis Municipality for Mayor Jesús "Tito" Colón. He was part of the Municipal Legislative Assembly, becoming the Majority Speaker. He then served as Deputy Mayor for ten years.
Torres Torres was elected to the Senate of Puerto Rico for the District of Guayama at the 2008 general elections. He currently presides the Commission of Ethics of the Senate, as well as Vice-president of the Commission of Agriculture, among others.
In December 2011, Torres made official his candidacy for a second term on the 2012 general elections. However, he was defeated in the election by the two candidates from the Popular Democratic Party (PPD). Torres arrived third with 23.6% of the votes.
- Elecciones Generales 2008: Escrutinio General Archived November 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. on CEEPUR
- Comisión de Etica no accede a desestimar querella contra Sila Marí González on El Nuevo Día; Caquías Cruz, Sandra (December 7, 2011)
- Oficial la candidatura de Carlos Javier Torres on El Nuevo Día (December 14, 2011)
- Hon. Carlos Torres on SenadoPR