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Biography

Council Member Alberto Torres, Jr. is a native Laredoan and lifelong resident of District 4. The son of Mexican immigrants, Torres is the product of the Laredo public schools system—having graduated from Martin High School, and attended Laredo Community College and Texas A&M International University.

 

In 2015, he was appointed to serve as Webb County Democratic Party Chair and was then elected to the countywide party office in the March 2016 and 2018 Democratic primaries.

 

In December of 2016, Torres was elected to the Laredo City Council to represent the constituents of District 4. Torres is a firm believer of integrity, accountability, communication and fairness—all being key to operating a successful municipality.

Council Member Torres’ priority is to fight to ensure that the decisions made on council are made for the right reasons and for the benefit of all, not just for a privileged few.

 

Amongst Council Member Torres’ agenda as City Council Member for District 4 are:

 

     • Making streets safer and investing in first responders.

 

     • Creating jobs and supporting economic development.

 

     • Focusing on youth and seniors.

 

     • Creating great public places to live, work and play.

 

     • Putting City Hall to work for YOU

 

Council Member Torres is an avid pet advocate, and has diligently worked towards protecting our four-legged friends. Days after getting elected, Council Member Torres established the Animal Care Services Advisory Board, a board composed of constituents to oversee in an advisory capacity the City on shelter operations. Additionally, Council Member announced the acquisition of the first ever full-time veterinarian for the Laredo Shelter. Throughout the years, he has secured funding to better the operations and treatment of animals by promoting spaying and neutering to reduce the pet overpopulation and working closely with rescue groups to decrease the City's euthanasia rate. Personally, Council Member Torres rescued Wesley and Nelson from the Cocker Spaniel Rescue. Wesley was adopted after suffering from animal neglect. He inspired the creation of the first-ever Animal Neglect Registry Ordinance in the State of Texas, presented and authored by Council Member Torres. Nelson was voluntarily surrendered to the rescue organization, leaving him homeless. He has also made the Torres Residence his permanent, loving home.

 

Council Member Torres is also active with the community through service and volunteer work with many non-profit organizations, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo and Angel of Hope (formerly Navidad En El Barrio). He is also the Webb County Commissioner’s Court Representative on the Webb County Head Start Policy Council and a Commissioner of the Webb County Elections Commission.

 

In January 2020, Council Member Torres was appointed Mayor Pro-Tempore, becoming the youngest Council Member in Laredo's history to hold such title.

Council Member Torres is married to his high school sweetheart, Berlyn - a local educator. Together they have one son, Santiago Milan. They are active parishioners of San Luis Rey Catholic Church, where Council Member Torres serves as an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister.

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Laredo, Texas 78040

Phone:  956-791-7300

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City Hall Annex

1102 Bob Bullock Loop

Laredo, Texas 78041

Phone:  956-727-6400