A new Prince William County official is making sure that community members are treated fairly.
Raul Torres is the new Executive Director of county’s Human Rights Office.
The Human Rights Office seeks to end discrimination and provide equal opportunity for all individuals, according to its website.
Torres was named to the position by the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS), according to a release from the county.
“Mr. Torres brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Prince William County,” BOCS Chairman Corey Stewart said in a release. “As a community, we are committed to fairness and equality, and Mr. Torres will be a strong advocate for equality and fairness for the citizens of Prince William County.”
Torres received his master’s in Labor Law from George Washington University Law School and his doctorate in Business Law from the University of Puerto Rico Law School.
He served as a private law practice partner before becoming Arlington County’s Assistant County Manager, a role he held for 19 years.
As the Assistant County Manager, he was responsible for supervising Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and arrangements that fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
“My life’s work has been devoted to helping build communities that are free from all types of discrimination,” Torres said in a release. “It is an honor to be named as the Executive Director for Human Rights in Prince William County and to continue serving the public in such an important and meaningful role.”
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