David Torres, Running for Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District in the 2018 Midterm Elections

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The Kennedy Center

David Torres

Office Sought: U.S. House (Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District)

Political Party: Republican

Age: 59

Career: Retired small business owner and community activist in North Philadelphia

Campaign Website: torres2018.org

No. of Tweets: 148

No. of Facebook Followers: 846

Biography: A North Philadelphia resident since the age of 12, Torres is concerned with loss of jobs in the local community, the opioid crisis, immigration issues, deportation, and transitional housing. He has worked as a director of outreach and shelter programs, as well as home and community-based services for the senior community.

On the Issues: Torres is concerned with the opioid crisis, seeking to evaluate current resources and support existing programs. He supports comprehensive and humane immigration reform, working with legalization and registration of illegal immigrants, and communication to students and workers who overstay visas, children born to undocumented immigrants, and immediate removal of criminals. He wants to increase job opportunities and financial resources in the 2nd Congressional district and support small businesses with tax incentives and health insurance assistance.

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