Hector De La Torre
Hector De La Torre is a member of the Board of Trustees at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and serves on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a State Assembly appointee.
De La Torre was the Executive Director of the national nonprofit Transamerica Center for Health Studies from 2013-2020. He was a State Assembly member for California's 50th District from 2004-2010, and was Chairman of the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services as well as serving on the Health Committee during his tenure. Prior to that, he was Mayor and Councilmember in his hometown of South Gate. De La Torre was also an Administrator at the Superior Court in Los Angeles County and a Manager of Communications at Southern California Edison. Prior to those positions, he was Assistant/Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C.
Among his accomplishments as an elected official were expanding access to doctors in underserved communities, consumer protections against retroactive cancellation of health insurance, and supporting facilities improvements at Children’s Hospitals.