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53. Norma Torres (D-Pomona )

Net worth: -$550,000

Torres is No. 527 in Congress with a minimum net worth of a negative $550,000.

Her city of Los Angeles pension worth at least $15,000 is deferred compensation for years spent as a 911 operator.

Torres credits one particularly gruesome call she answered in the early 1990s with spurring her political career. An 11-year-old girl had been shot in the head but the 911 call wasn't answered promptly because of the limited number of Spanish speakers available. The girl died. Torres went on to advocate for faster bilingual resources.

Minimum Assets:
$265,000
Minimum Liabilities:
$815,000
Investments: 5%
Real estate: 94%
Trusts: 0%
Bank accounts: 0%

Top Assets

Rank Asset Type Owner Minimum value
1 Residential Rental Property in Pomona Real Estate Joint $250,001
2 City of Los Angeles Deferred Compensation Plan - DCP Large-Cap Stock Fund Investments Member $15,001
3 Primerica IRA - Inv Amer Franch CiA Investments Spouse $1
4 Primerica IRA - Inv Amer Franch CiA Investments Member $1

Top Liabilities

Creditor Type Owner Minimum value
1 Bank of America Mortgage On Personal Residence Member $500,001
2 Chase Mortgage On Residential Rental Property Member $250,001
3 Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union Mortgage On Personal Residence Member $50,001
4 Owen Loan Servicing Mortgage On Residential Rental Property Member $15,001

Credits: Christina Bellantoni, Christine Mai-Duc, Lily Mihalik, Javier Panzar, Anthony Pesce, Ben Welsh and Sarah Wire.

About this data: These are the assets disclosed for calendar year 2014 compiled by Roll Call. They are ranked from largest to smallest. Financial disclosure rules allow lawmakers to report broad ranges of minimums for both assets and liabilities, starting at $1 to $1,000 and topping out at $50 million or higher, so it is impossible to offer precise figures. The minimum values shown are how Roll Call calculated the net worth for each member.

Roll Call assigns assets and liabilities into several categories. The disclosure forms indicate if the asset or liability is owned solely by the member, by the member’s spouse, by the member’s dependent(s) or jointly owned by the member and spouse. The names of the assets and liabilities appear as they were entered on the forms filed with the clerk of the House and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.