Get To Know Vic

Victor “Vic” M. Torres, Jr., is of Puerto Rican descent and was born and raised in New York, New York. Vic’s lifetime of service began when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

After his service in the U.S. Marine Corps, he ensured safety and order in his community as a police officer for the New York City Transit Police. After twenty years, Vic retired from the New York City Transit Police as 2nd Grade Detective.

In 1993, Vic relocated his family to Florida and continued his community service as a volunteer and leader for several community organizations, the labor movement, and grassroots efforts. He has established a strong reputation as a committed political activist and an effective leader.

Vic has been married to his wife Carmen for over 30 years and they are the proud parents of five children and eleven grandchildren.
In 2012, he was elected State Representative for then Florida House District 48 in Orange County; and for the 2014 – 2016 legislative cycle he was selected as the Democratic Deputy Whip.

In 2016, Vic was elected to the State Senate representing District 15 and reelected in 2020. District 15 covered Osceola County and part of Orange County. After the 2022 redistricting process, the district number has changed to State Senate District 25.

Vic’s participation in the legislative committees while in the Senate included:

2016 – 2018
* Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, Vice Chair* Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government
* Ethics and Elections
* Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security
* Joint Committee on Public Counsel Oversight

2018 – 2020
* Commerce and Tourism, Vice Chair
* Appropriations subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
* Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
* Government Oversight and Accountability
* Military and Veterans Affairs and Space (Assigned 12/14/2018 – 11/16/2020)

2020 – 2022
* Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
* Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
* Commerce and Tourism
* Government Oversight and Accountability Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security
* Joint Legislative Auditing Committee
* Joint Select Committee on Collective Bargaining

Legislative Update

Greetings Senate District 25,

We just completed a remarkably busy Legislative Session, two Special Sessions, and we are hopefully past the worst effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and returning to more normal operations for our schools, businesses, and public services.

Thanks to billions of dollars in federal funding provided by President Biden and Congressional Democrats last year, Florida approved a state budget above 112 billion dollars, which is 10% more than our current year’s budget and the largest budget in our state’s history.

I, along with my Legislative colleagues, secured tens of millions of dollars for Osceola County that funds programs and projects requested by our local cities, county, school district, hospitals and non-profit community organizations that will support our children, veterans, seniors, and those dealing with behavior health and substance abuse issues.

I am running for reelection to my final term in the Senate this year, and with your support and help, I hope to continue this fight to address the housing crisis and other economic, transportation and public service needs for our community.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in the Florida Legislature and I look forward to working with all of you in the coming year.

                Vic

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