Interview with Victor M. Torres on September 24, 2018

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

00:00:00 Torres was born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents whom worked in a factory and public transportation. 00:04:00 Torres and his family moved to Ponce, Puerto Rico, but due to the lack of good paying jobs the family decided to move back to New York. 00:07:30 Torres remembers the importance of bodegas and neighborhood markets have in his multicultural community. 00:12:00 Torres states that he was always involved in community politics and that knocking on doors is part of what he still does. 00:24:00 Torres explains that he had retired from the police department. 00:42:30 Torres moved to Florida in 1993 and started a new career as a political leader. 00:47:00 Torres was elected and served for the House of Representatives District 48 from 2012-2016. 00:51:00 Torres is now serving as Florida State Senator for District 15.


Date
September 24, 2018, Recording date
Interviewee
Victor M. Torres
Interviewer
Mareitssa Griggs
Duration
1h 10m 48.0s
Location of interview

Kissimmee, FL

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
VMT.2018.09.24
Related Keywords
Domestic violence, Parents, Community, Leaders
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Barack Obama, Boy Scouts of America, United States. Marine Corps, PS 93
Related Places
Kissimmee, FL (interview location), New York City (is referenced), Orlando, FL (is referenced), Ocala, FL (is referenced), Puerto Rico (is referenced)
Related Dates
1947 – 2018, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Victor M. Torres on September 24, 2018: VMT.2018.09.24. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 17 Oct 2019.
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