Attorney General

Ryan Torrens

  • Age: 33
  • City: Odessa
  • Family: Married, no children
  • Education: Doctorate degree
  • Law degree, George Washington University Law School (2010)
  • Bachelor of arts, University of Tampa (2007)
    • Recent job: Consumer protection attorney (2013-present)
  • Consumer protection attorney (2013-present)
  • Freedom of Information Act consultant, Federal Foreclosure Review Project (2012-2013)
  • Consultant, U.S. Department of Energy (2011-2012)
  • Previous races

    This candidate has not previously run for office.

    Committees appointed to and serving on

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    Briefly highlight your key campaign issues and positions.
    Strong consumer protection, holding big banks, debt collectors, and other big corporations accountable for ripping our people off; protection of voting rights; holding Big Pharma accountable; protecting our veterans; advocating strongly for our public education system in the public education funding case currently before the Florida Supreme Court; gun reform; fighting for increased mental health funding; addressing the addiction crisis, and establishing freestanding office within the Attorney General's Office for Sunshine Law requests and complaints.
    Would you dissuade Florida communities from becoming sanctuary cities?
    How competitors responded:
    Explain your position on sanctuary cities.
    Immigration enforcement has been a federal responsibility in the past and should remain so.
    Should the office mediate in public records disputes?
    How competitors responded:
    Explain your position on public records disputes.
    My first job out of law school was in the Freedom of Information Act Office at the Washington, DC headquarters of the U.S. Department of Energy.
    Prosecutors now must disprove a Stand Your Ground defense. Should the burden stay with the prosecutors instead of the defendants?
    How competitors responded:
    Explain your position on Stand Your Ground.
    No the burden for proving the Stand Your Ground defense should be with the defendant.
    Should consumer affairs duties be moved from the agriculture commissioner to the attorney general?
    How competitors responded:
    Explain your position on consumer affairs duties.
    Yes, I believe all consumer affairs should be handled by the Attorney General's Office.

    Competitors for this race

    Sean Shaw

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