WHY I'M RUNNING
As a lifelong native Nevadan and long-term resident of Assembly District 3 I understand the importance of electing legislators who will keep Nevada families in mind. I am excited to be a candidate for Nevada State Assembly District 3.
When my father immigrated to the United States, he worked tirelessly to learn a trade to provide for his family. Meanwhile, my mom went back to school to pursue her dream of becoming a public school teacher. My parents taught me that education takes many forms and it must be a priority for families and the state of Nevada. I became a teacher because I know that every child deserves a quality education so that they can fulfill their American dream.
In my classroom, I regularly speak with my students about their future after high school. My students are eager to be productive members of our community but are often limited by the skills they are given in the classroom. Additionally, students find it difficult to navigate higher education and trade schools to pursue the career of their dreams. As a Nevada legislator, I continue to be a strong voice for Nevada students and advocate for legislation that puts our students and our future first.
Schools need the funding and resources to provide their students with an education that graduates college and career ready students. We must give children the tools to be successful learning early on by prioritizing early childhood education. We must provide students with the resources and skills to prepare them for the needs of the 21st century workforce. Nevada can do this by expanding career and tech education courses across the state and by providing under-performing schools and teachers with the resources they need to be successful.
Every Nevada family should have access to a quality education. As an educator I am committed to fighting for Nevada students and providing them the tools they need to be successful. I ask for your support and vote on November 3rd for Assembly District 03.
JOIN TEAM TORRES
Selena Torres is an educator and was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her father fled the Salvadoran civil war and her mother left Hawaii to pursue her career as a high school English teacher. Selena’s parents taught her the values of hard-work, education, and the importance of giving back to her community. Her parents’ eventually made Assembly District 3 their home because the diversity reflected that of their own family.
Selena is a product of Nevada’s public education. She attended Clark County School District for K-12, The College of Southern Nevada, and received her Bachelor’s in English Literature at the University of Nevada, Reno. Upon graduation from UNR she returned to Las Vegas and worked at a small law firm and specialized in immigration. In December 2019 Selena graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with her Masters in Education.
She founded the Cesar Chavez Day, Las Vegas festival seven years ago which created a scholarship to encourage high school participants to pursue higher education. She continues to work as an English teacher.
During the 2019 Legislative session, Selena served on the Judiciary, Education, and Legislative Operations and Elections committee. She is currently serving on the Legislative Committee for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice.