Salomon Torres out as San Benito EDC director

SAN BENITO – Economic Development Corporation Director Salomon Torres has been dismissed from his position.

San Benito city spokeswoman Martha McClain said neither Assistant City Manager Art Rodriguez or City Manager Manuel de la Rosa would comment on Torres dismissal citing it as a “personnel matter.”

McClain also declined to comment further.

Torres was named the head of the EDC in October 2012 at a salary of $65,000. He was picked out of a list of 16 applicants. He had served as the EDC director from 2001 to 2002 and then served nine years as a congressional aide before returning to San Benito.

He made an unsuccessful run for congress in May 2012.

Torres, a 1983 graduate of La Feria High School, earned a marketing degree from St. Edward’s University in 1987 before graduating from Columbia Law School in 1993.

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