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Hector De La Torre

Walter Zelman, Ph.D.

Hector De La Torre is the Executive Director of the Transamerica Center for Health Studies, a national nonprofit organization focused on empowering consumers and employers to achieve the best value and protection from their health coverage, as well as the best outcomes in their personal health and wellness.

De La Torre is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and serves on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a State Assembly appointee. He was a State Assembly member for California's 50th District from 2004-2010, and was Chairman of the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services as well as serving on the Health Committee during his tenure. Prior to that, he was Mayor and Councilmember in his hometown of South Gate. De La Torre was also an Administrator at the Superior Court in Los Angeles County and a Manager of Communications at Southern California Edison. Prior to those positions, he was Assistant/Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C.

Among his accomplishments as an elected official were expanding access to doctors in underserved communities, consumer protections against retroactive cancellation of health insurance, and supporting facilities improvements at Children’s Hospitals.

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