I am a working mom of 6, a caretaker to my ailing grandparents, and I have spent my entire life doing what’s best for those around me. I understand doing what’s best for us means bringing good paying jobs to our community.
As a former healthcare worker, I know firsthand that people can’t afford to get sick. I understand doing what’s best for us means affordable healthcare so working families don’t have to choose between life-saving medication and paying for rent. And as a mother, doing what’s best for our children means teaching to a child’s potential not a test. Tallahassee is out of touch – it isn’t doing what’s best for us and it’s time we fix that.
That is why I am asking for your votes, your prayers, and your support.
More About Amy
I am of Puerto Rican descent and was born and raised in the Bronx, New York by Carmen Torres, a New York City Police Department Officer, and Victor “Vic” Torres, a New York City Transit Police Detective.
I graduated from the Academy of Mt. St. Ursula in the Bronx, New York and continued my higher education as a non-traditional student while raising my children, caring for my ailing grandparents and working multiple jobs full-time.
In 2004, I graduated from American Intercontinental University with Cum Laude honors and received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA), with a concentration in Management; and in 2017 I completed an Executive MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University.
I relocated to Florida with my family in 1995 and we have been Orange County residents since 1996. My husband Fred and I were married and united our blended family in 1997. Four of our six children are proud graduates of the Orange County Public School System.
I have a blended professional background; and have successfully leveraged my experience in healthcare, legal services, and agriculture to serve my community. For the last thirteen years I have worked at the National Mango Board, and for the last eight years I have been the board’s Director of Operations.
Within the local community, I have built a strong reputation as a dependable and diplomatic community activist in several community organizations and grassroots efforts throughout the State of Florida. Below are a few areas/campaigns I have focused on:
Field Manager for Tiffany Moore Russell for Orange County Clerk of Court
Campaign Manager for Ricardo Rangel, House District 43
Campaign Manager for Victor M. Torres, House District 48
Florida Elector for President Barack Obama
Former Chairwoman of the Orange County DEC
Former President of the Orange County Democratic Hispanic Caucus
Former Interim Secretary of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement’s Central Florida Chapter
Former Secretary of the Florida Council of the League of United Latin American Citizens
Former Board Member of Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando
Former Democratic Candidate for Florida House District 35 vs. Speaker of Florida House Dean Cannon
Society of Human Resource Management
Greater Orlando Society for Human Resource Management
Florida Voters League
Former Member of the Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando