Over the weekend I heard the horrible news of the death of Blanca Torres, an amazing advocate for Latinos, a passionate Republican, an entrepreneur, a loving wife and mother. Blanca died from a brain aneurysm.
Blanca, along with her husband, worked tirelessly to promote Republican values to the Latinos in her community, and across the country, talking about the Party’s focus on personal empowerment and opportunity. Their passion led them to create a bilingual Latino newspaper called Tu Decides, with state-wide circulation throughout Washington state. (Pictured: Blanca Torres, Attorney General Al Gonzales and Albert Torres at the White House during a Hispanic Heritage celebration.)
I had the pleasure of working with them both when I was the Executive Director of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly. They were always ready for a challenge, they were always available to help and where one of top grassroots leaders in the nation during the 2006 election cycle. They were instrumental in helping the RNHA during the debate of the comprehensive immigration reform debate.
Deepest condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.
Read more about Blanca and the Torres family here – The News Tribune: “Hispanic advocate dies of brain aneurysm”