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After assailing President Donald Trump for proposed cuts to public housing, City Councilmember Ritchie Torres has been unofficially anointed Trump’s model dissenter. The young, gay, Hispanic Democrat—who grew up in public housing and chairs the committee tasked with its oversight—has been profiled in The New Yorker, Newsweek and Mother Jones. In August, expecting to be re-elected as Councilmember, Torres announced a bid for Council speaker.

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