About Jose 'Joey' Torres
Mayor of the City of Paterson
Jose 'joey' Torres is the 46th Mayor of the City of Paterson.  In May, 2014 he was elected Mayor of the City of Paterson for a third term.  As the Mayor of the third largest city in New Jersey, he aims to crack down on crime, improve our schools, increase City wide healthcare services and promote the City's economic growth and renaissance.
A committed civil servant, Mayor Torres was elected mayor of Paterson in 2002 and 2006 and served in the City Council since 1990.  During his first two terms he was at the forefront of establishing hundreds of affordable housing units for working familis and established twenty one, 21 after-school programs.
Along with Governor James E. McGreevey, he announced the designation of the Paterson Great Falls as a State Park, later being intrinsically involved in its designation as the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.
During his secod term as Mayor, he was successful in the development of numerous projects that improved Pateson's economic landscape including the development along the Route 20 corridor, the demolition and replacement of the Alabama Avenue housing projects and the construction of the Center City Mall.
Mayor Torres was appointed by Governor McGreevey to the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Affordability and Fairness Task Force and was appointed by Governor Jon A. Corzine to serve as a Commissioner on the State Coalition on Affordable Housing.
Mayor Torres was one of six New Jersey Mayors selected by the Regional Planning Association of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs - Office of Smart Growth to attend the New Jersey Mayor's Institute on Community Design at Princeton University, successfully completing the course.
He also participated in significant symposiums and think-tanks such as the Mayor's Institute on City Design in South Carolina and served as a panelist in the International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICAP) and the Internal Affairs Project Team Forum entitled, "Linking Local Law Enforcemnt Internal Affairs Practices and Commuity Trust Building."
Mayor Torres is a recipient of the New Jersey Planning Association's Award for Smart Growth for the City of Paterson's Master Plan and serves on the Board of Directors of Preservation New Jersey.
Born and raised in the City of Paterson, 'Joey' and his wife Sonia and their three daughters share a common dream for a brighter, prosperous future for Paterson and its citizens.

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