Gracie Torres

Gracie Torres

County Board of Supervisors, District 1, Riverside County, CA

2024 Endorsement

Gracie is a dedicated professional in the field of water quality and compliance. She holds the distinction of being the youngest and first immigrant Latina to be elected as Vice-President on Western Municipal Water District's Board of Directors. In this role, Gracie focuses on promoting transparency, improving water quality and conservation efforts, and fostering job creation.

Alongside her commitment to public service, Gracie is a co-founder of IEWORKS, an organization that has successfully secured $1.5 million in funding for water and wastewater workforce development projects. In addition, she serves on the boards of several prominent organizations, including Inland SoCal United Way, Operation New Hope, Hispanic Coalition for Small Businesses, and Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice.

Gracie's dedication to education is evident through her establishment of the Beca Angelita scholarship. Named after her abuelita, this scholarship aims to support high school students of color who are interested in pursuing STEM fields.

Gracie's educational background includes a bachelor's degree in Chemistry and a master's degree in environmental science from California State University, San Bernardino. Currently, she is in the final stages of completing her Doctorate in Public Administration at Cal Baptist University. Gracie, along with her husband Eric, is proud to be raising their three children in Riverside.