Democratic Party Don Quixote Francisco E. Torres of Guttenberg wants his party’s nomination for the state Assembly in the newly formed 32nd Legislated District.
A native of Nicaragua who is employed in mortagae financing, Torres said, “The practice of the Hudson County political bosses selecting the candidate for elective office belong to the past. I have been inspired by the example set by Senator Brian Stack just a few years ago when he challenged and defeated the machine politics of Hudson County. Only recently the political machine was handed another defeat when the people of West New York spoke loud and clear with the election of Dr. Roque and his fellow commissioners.”
Torres is running against Assemblyman Vincent Prieto (D-32) and West New York School Board member Angelica Jiminez (D-32), who enjoy the backing of their powerful running mate state Sen. Nick Sacco and the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO).
“There are new residents and new cultures in the 32nd District just waiting to be able to become involved in determining their future,” Torres said. “My campaign approach will be to ask the voters of the 32nd Legislative District to become involve and not to let the professional politician make the decision. The record of these past years shows that the machine appointed candidates do the bidding of the machine and ignore the needs of the people. It is time for candidates from the people for the people. A vote for either of my opponents will be a vote for machine politics against people politics.”