the man we need

Meet David.

 
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Hello, my name is David Torres I have been a resident of North Philadelphia since the age of 12. For many years I have seen heart-rending chaos within our City; loss of jobs in our community, budget crisis within our school districts, opiate crisis, immigration issues – sanctions, importation, deporting, just to name a few.

Raised with Christian values I have worked serving the people of Philadelphia as a director of a drug and alcohol program. I understand the struggles and challenges we face on a day-to-day basis. I have worked in outreach programs, transitional housing as well as shelter systems to promote an improved and healthier life within our community. 

I have worked in Philadelphia,  Baltimore and Washington managing sales and marketing for HMOs who serve senior citizens as well as pilot programs for people with end-stage renal disease. I am familiar with home and community-based services for our senior community and have devoted time to ensure their priorities needed in life’s journey were met.

I have had the opportunity to work as a small business owner in North Philadelphia 2nd Congressional District. I have learned the value of working across party differences and breaking barriers to find common ground between staff management and the importance of union workers.

 

I want to see Philadelphia flourish and I want to start with our community – the 2nd District. I am running for Congress from the newly formed 2nd District and I want to show Philadelphia that the community within the 2nd District can be a community of successful citizens.

 

 
 

Hola, mi nombre es David Torres. Yo he sido residente del Norte de Filadelfia desde los 12 años. Por mucho tiempo he visto caos dentro de nuestra ciudad; perdidas de trabajo en nuestra comunidad, crisis financiera dentro de nuestros distritos escolares, crisis de drogas, asuntos de inmigración – sanciones, importaciones, deportaciones, solo por nombrar unas cuantas.

Criado con principios y valores cristianos, he trabajado sirviendo a la comunidad de Filadelfia como Director de Programa de Drogas y Alcohol. Yo entiendo los retos y desafíos que enfrentamos en el día a día. He trabajado en programas comunitarios, en transición de viviendas, así como en sistemas de alojamiento para promover una comunidad más saludable y sana.

He tenido la oportunidad de ser dueño de un pequeño negocio en el Norte de Filadelfia, aquí en el Segundo Distrito del Congreso. He aprendido el valor de trabajar a través de diferencias entre líneas partidistas y he roto barreras para encontrar puntos en común entre personal gerencial y la importancia de los trabajadores unionados.

 

Yo quiero ver florecer a Filadelfia y quiero comenzar con nuestra comunidad ­– el Segundo Distrito del Congreso. Me estoy lanzando para el Congreso como Representante del recién formado Segundo Distrito y quiero demostrarle a Filadelfia que la comunidad del Segundo Distrito es una comunidad de ciudadanos exitosos.