About Me

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

Early years…
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.

Community Leadership...

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