Commissioner Ellie Torres - Biography


Mrs. Ellie Torres is a small business owner and has dedicated her life to public service.  Mrs. Torres has served in the education sector for 24 years in various capacities.  She was employed for seven years at Region One Education Service Center. Her 17-year career at Edinburg CISD included teaching at the elementary and secondary level. Mrs. Torres earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Counseling and Guidance in 2000 from the University of Texas-Pan American.  Mrs. Torres continues to serve her community as a board member of the Edinburg Boys and Girls Club, a founding member of Nevaeh's Kids Conquering Cancer, a member of the Edinburg Noon Lion's Club and was an elected School Board Member of the Edinburg CISD.  

She is currently in office as of January 1, 2019 as the first woman to serve as Precinct 4 County Commissioner. Mrs. Torres is a community advocate and believes in fairness, equity, and equality for all. Her service emphasizes the creation and development of opportunities that lead others towards success. Her career has cultivated and sustained a passion with youth. She encourages a post-secondary education as a plan, rather than an option.  Her devotion to youth and education stems from her personal struggles and wise encouragement she received from her father who only attained a second grade education.  

Mrs. Torres has been married to her husband, David Torres, for 32-years and has raised three children of their own.  She is the proud grandmother of two grandsons and one granddaughter. Looking forward to life, Mrs. Torres believes her purpose is to inspire hearts and minds. She takes pride in giving back to her community and her family.