I am running to be the next Bernalillo District Attorney because justice matters.

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Born and raised in Albuquerque, Raúl Torrez is a former federal prosecutor and senior adviser in President Obama’s Department of Justice. Working for nearly a decade as an Assistant United States Attorney, Assistant Attorney General and Assistant District Attorney, Raúl has worked at every level of the criminal justice system to protect our community and fight for justice.

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Why I'm Running

I am running to be the next Bernalillo County District Attorney because I believe that justice matters. It matters in our personal lives and in how we define ourselves as a community. It matters in the values we teach our children and in how we hold ourselves accountable to one another. It matters because only when justice is present in our lives are we free to achieve our full potential and build the kind of community we can all be proud of. I'm running to reform, rebuild, and renew our criminal justice system. 

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    Torrez Statement on Primary Victory

    ALBUQUERQUE - Former federal prosecutor and Democratic nominee for Bernalillo County District Attorney, Raúl Torrez, released the following statement after his Democratic Primary Election victory:"Thank you to all of the voters, our supporters and volunteers. I am incredibly humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support for our vision of a modern criminal justice system in Bernalillo County that not only makes us safe, but also makes us proud.
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    Torrez Releases First Ads In DA Race

    Torrez Releases First Ads in DA Race For Immediate ReleaseWednesday, May 18, 2016Contact: Alan Packman ALBUQUERQUE - Today, former federal prosecutor Raúl Torrez released the first television ads of the campaign for Bernalillo County District Attorney. The spots, titled “Smart” and “Safety,” highlight important themes of Torrez’s campaign for reform including using a data-driven approach to identify our community’s most dangerous criminals while also placing emphasis on alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders.
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    Raúl's first TV ads - "Safety"

    Check out Raúl's first TV ads. In "Safety," Raúl discusses our need to restructure the DA's office to focus more resources and prioritize violent, career criminals and put them behind bars.   
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    Raúl's first TV ads - "Smart"

    We have just released our first TV ads! Check out the ad below, called "Smart" where Raúl discusses his smart on crime approach to reform the criminal justice system.  
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    Running with Raúl, April 2016

    We need to double down on getting the message out about creating a criminal justice system that makes us both safe and proud. To do so, we need to reach Bernalillo County voters. That means getting on the phones and knocking on doors. We need more of you to step up. Can you help us double our volunteer force this month?With only eight weeks left until the primary, we're holding a special training session for anyone interested in helping. Whether you're a veteran volunteer or brand new to campaigns, please join us as we go over the strategy leading up to June 7th. We'll have breakfast burritos and we'll be launching a door-to-door canvass immediately after.
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    Former Senator Dede Feldman Endorses Torrez

    For Immediate ReleaseWednesday March 30th, 2016Contact: Alan Packman ALBUQUERQUE - Today, former federal prosecutor Raúl Torrez announced the endorsement of former New Mexico State Senator Dede Feldman. Feldman represented Albuquerque's North Valley from 1997 to 2012.   "Raúl Torrez has the progressive vision and real courtroom experience our community needs in a District Attorney to provide fresh leadership and a new direction for criminal justice in Bernalillo County," said Feldman. "I am particularity impressed by Raúl's dedication to the core values of ensuring dignity, respect and fairness for every person in our community." 
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    Former NM AG Patricia Madrid Endorses Torrez

    For Immediate ReleaseMonday March 28th, 2016Contact: Alan Packman  "Time to Look Forward, Not Backwards, for Solutions" ALBUQUERQUE - Today, former federal prosecutor and Democratic candidate for Bernalillo County District Attorney, Raúl Torrez, announced the endorsement of former New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid.   "With our community suffering from a rise in crime and far too many young people who see a clearer path to prison than they do to college, we need Raúl's fresh, innovative approach to turn things around," said Madrid. "Now is the time to look to forward - not backwards - for the solutions our families need and deserve to reform and rebuild the criminal justice system in Bernalillo County."
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    Running with Raul, March 2016

    Andalé! We had the most amazing time at the Bernalillo County Democratic Convention!  I was so proud to stand with my family to talk about how important it is to have a criminal justice system that is not only in line with our values, but one we can be proud of.  It was great to see so many folks being active and engaged in this important process. I've been talking to people all over about modern and innovative approaches to criminal justice reform that will make our community safer.  I am dedicated to keeping our neighborhoods secure and keeping violent offenders off the streets.  To make this happen, I need your help to get my name on the ballot in June.   Please visit my website where you can download petitions.   Talk to your friends, neighbors, and any registered Democrat in Bernalillo County about signing on.  I will continue to keep you updated on news and opportunities to get involved.  We're so close to hitting our goal, but I still need your help.  You can sign up to volunteer by clicking here or download petition sheets to collect signatures by clicking here.   Thanks for your support! Sincerely, Raúl Torrez
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    Torrez Files for Bernalillo County District Attorney & Announces New Endorsements

    For Immediate ReleaseTuesday March 8th, 2016Contact: Alan Packman Calls on Community to “Embrace the Future” of Criminal Justice ALBUQUERQUE - Today, former federal prosecutor, Raúl Torrez, officially filed nominating petitions to be a candidate for District Attorney in New Mexico’s 2nd Judicial District, which encompasses Bernalillo County.“As the father of two young children, I believe that we must act now to reform and rebuild this system or risk an entire generation that will be denied the opportunity to realize their full potential,” said Torrez. “Today, I call on our community to embrace the future and  to join together in building a thoughtful, modern, progressive criminal justice system - one that works just as hard to prevent crime as it does to punish and incarcerate the guilty.”
    Continue reading
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    ICYMI: Speech at Democratic Party of Bernalillo County Convention

    Check out my speech to the delegates and alternates at the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County Pre-primary convention:

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  • Featured post

    Torrez Statement on Primary Victory

    ALBUQUERQUE - Former federal prosecutor and Democratic nominee for Bernalillo County District Attorney, Raúl Torrez, released the following statement after his Democratic Primary Election victory:"Thank you to all of the voters, our supporters and volunteers. I am incredibly humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support for our vision of a modern criminal justice system in Bernalillo County that not only makes us safe, but also makes us proud.
    Continue reading
  • Featured post

    Torrez Releases First Ads In DA Race

    Torrez Releases First Ads in DA Race For Immediate ReleaseWednesday, May 18, 2016Contact: Alan Packman ALBUQUERQUE - Today, former federal prosecutor Raúl Torrez released the first television ads of the campaign for Bernalillo County District Attorney. The spots, titled “Smart” and “Safety,” highlight important themes of Torrez’s campaign for reform including using a data-driven approach to identify our community’s most dangerous criminals while also placing emphasis on alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders.
    Continue reading
  • Featured post

    Raúl's first TV ads - "Safety"

    Check out Raúl's first TV ads. In "Safety," Raúl discusses our need to restructure the DA's office to focus more resources and prioritize violent, career criminals and put them behind bars.   
    Continue reading
  • Featured post

    Raúl's first TV ads - "Smart"

    We have just released our first TV ads! Check out the ad below, called "Smart" where Raúl discusses his smart on crime approach to reform the criminal justice system.  
    Continue reading
  • Featured post

    Running with Raúl, April 2016

    We need to double down on getting the message out about creating a criminal justice system that makes us both safe and proud. To do so, we need to reach Bernalillo County voters. That means getting on the phones and knocking on doors. We need more of you to step up. Can you help us double our volunteer force this month?With only eight weeks left until the primary, we're holding a special training session for anyone interested in helping. Whether you're a veteran volunteer or brand new to campaigns, please join us as we go over the strategy leading up to June 7th. We'll have breakfast burritos and we'll be launching a door-to-door canvass immediately after.
    Continue reading
  • Featured post

    Former Senator Dede Feldman Endorses Torrez

    For Immediate ReleaseWednesday March 30th, 2016Contact: Alan Packman ALBUQUERQUE - Today, former federal prosecutor Raúl Torrez announced the endorsement of former New Mexico State Senator Dede Feldman. Feldman represented Albuquerque's North Valley from 1997 to 2012.   "Raúl Torrez has the progressive vision and real courtroom experience our community needs in a District Attorney to provide fresh leadership and a new direction for criminal justice in Bernalillo County," said Feldman. "I am particularity impressed by Raúl's dedication to the core values of ensuring dignity, respect and fairness for every person in our community." 
    Continue reading
  • Featured post

    Former NM AG Patricia Madrid Endorses Torrez

    For Immediate ReleaseMonday March 28th, 2016Contact: Alan Packman  "Time to Look Forward, Not Backwards, for Solutions" ALBUQUERQUE - Today, former federal prosecutor and Democratic candidate for Bernalillo County District Attorney, Raúl Torrez, announced the endorsement of former New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid.   "With our community suffering from a rise in crime and far too many young people who see a clearer path to prison than they do to college, we need Raúl's fresh, innovative approach to turn things around," said Madrid. "Now is the time to look to forward - not backwards - for the solutions our families need and deserve to reform and rebuild the criminal justice system in Bernalillo County."
    Continue reading
  • Featured post

    Running with Raul, March 2016

    Andalé! We had the most amazing time at the Bernalillo County Democratic Convention!  I was so proud to stand with my family to talk about how important it is to have a criminal justice system that is not only in line with our values, but one we can be proud of.  It was great to see so many folks being active and engaged in this important process. I've been talking to people all over about modern and innovative approaches to criminal justice reform that will make our community safer.  I am dedicated to keeping our neighborhoods secure and keeping violent offenders off the streets.  To make this happen, I need your help to get my name on the ballot in June.   Please visit my website where you can download petitions.   Talk to your friends, neighbors, and any registered Democrat in Bernalillo County about signing on.  I will continue to keep you updated on news and opportunities to get involved.  We're so close to hitting our goal, but I still need your help.  You can sign up to volunteer by clicking here or download petition sheets to collect signatures by clicking here.   Thanks for your support! Sincerely, Raúl Torrez
    Continue reading
  • Featured post

    Torrez Files for Bernalillo County District Attorney & Announces New Endorsements

    For Immediate ReleaseTuesday March 8th, 2016Contact: Alan Packman Calls on Community to “Embrace the Future” of Criminal Justice ALBUQUERQUE - Today, former federal prosecutor, Raúl Torrez, officially filed nominating petitions to be a candidate for District Attorney in New Mexico’s 2nd Judicial District, which encompasses Bernalillo County.“As the father of two young children, I believe that we must act now to reform and rebuild this system or risk an entire generation that will be denied the opportunity to realize their full potential,” said Torrez. “Today, I call on our community to embrace the future and  to join together in building a thoughtful, modern, progressive criminal justice system - one that works just as hard to prevent crime as it does to punish and incarcerate the guilty.”
    Continue reading
  • Featured post

    ICYMI: Speech at Democratic Party of Bernalillo County Convention

    Check out my speech to the delegates and alternates at the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County Pre-primary convention:

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