Ritchie Torres

Birth Name: Ritchie John Torres

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 12, 1988

*Puerto Rican (father)
*African-American (mother)

Ritchie Torres is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, since January 3, 2021.

Ritchie was raised by his mother in Throggs Neck Houses, a public housing project in the East Bronx.

With Mondaire Jones, he is one of the first two openly gay black men elected to congress.

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