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Esteban Edward Torres

Esteban E. Torres
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 34th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1999
Preceded by Dan Lungren
Succeeded by Grace Napolitano
Personal details
Born (1930-01-27) January 27, 1930
Miami, Arizona
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Arcy Sanchez Torres
Residence West Covina, California
Religion Roman Catholic

Esteban Edward Torres (born January 27, 1930) is a politician from the state of California.


  • Personal 1
  • Career 2
  • 1995 Lawsuit 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Torres was born in Miami, Arizona, to Rena Gómez. His father was a miner who was deported to Mexico in the 1930s despite being an U.S. citizen.[1]


Torres served in the Jimmy Carter from 1979 to 1981.[2]

Torres was unsuccessful in his attempt to win a seat in the House of Representatives in 1974, but was elected in 1982 as a Democrat. He served from 1983 until 1999. He did not run for reelection in 1998 and was succeeded by Democrat Grace Napolitano.

He served as a member of the California Transportation Commission[3] from 1997 to 2007 and resides in West Covina, California, with his wife Arcy Sanchez Torres.

1995 Lawsuit

Torres was successfully sued in 1995 after Torres' staffer Roderic Young threw a microphone at and, subsequently, falsely charged journalist Jan Helfeld with stealing a document from the Congressman's office, which Torres also alleged. Young stole one of two videotapes of a news interview with Helfeld and then "tried—but failed—to take back a release form that Torres had signed consenting to the interview."[4] After Helfeld had left the congressman's office, Young called US Capitol Police and reported that Helfeld had stolen a document: the release form. Torres repeated the stolen document charge to the police, and Helfeld was detained and handcuffed. Helfeld sued Torres[5] and won a settlement of $45,000 with a written apology in 1996.[4] [6]

See also

  • Esteban E. Torres NCLR-Harvard Mid-Career Fellowship Program


  1. ^ Chopped Lives
  2. ^ Hispanic Americans in Congress - Torres
  3. ^ California Transportation Commission (CTC): Commissioners
  4. ^ a b Swift, Jim (2014-03-26). "Socratic Assassin Meet Jan Helfeld, Internet provocateur". Weekly Standard. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 
  5. ^ "TV Host's Suit Charges Torres With False Arrest" Los Angeles Times, 24 October 1996
  6. ^ Settlement, Jan E. Helfeld v. United States of America, 96-2163-GK, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 1996

External links

  • Congressional biography
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Dan Lungren
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 34th congressional district

Succeeded by
Grace F. Napolitano
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