As a former four-term congresswoman from Leyte's 4th district, Ormoc City Mayor Lucy Torres-Gomez has exemplary experience in public service and has shown she is more than capable of making decisions that would help Ormoc advance even further.
Hon. Lucy Marie Torres-Gomez is the incumbent mayor of Ormoc City and ex-congresswoman of the 4th district of Leyte. Prior to her government service since 2010, she used to be an actress and a television personality. With her win in the recent May 2022 poll, she succeeded her husband, former city mayor Richard Gomez, now in his first term as the congressman of the same district.
She pursued a degree in Parliamentary Procedure and Good Governance under the National College of Public Administration and Good Governance (NCPAG) at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City, Philippines. She finished her higher education at the University of the Philippines—Cebu with a degree in Business Management. As to her elementary and secondary education, she graduated from the same school, Saint Peter’s College of Ormoc, Ormoc City.
Aside from being a woman of service to her constituents, Mrs. Gomez is also an esteemed social entrepreneur. She has also been investing her time in her businesses, namely Truest Society, Inc., Ormocana, and Topiary Store, which aim to create and sell unique and modern Filipino lifestyle products. Her ownership of these companies gave the 4th district of Leyte the opportunity to have sustainable development projects for the local constituents, as assured by the highly respected congresswoman turned mayor of Ormoc City. Consistently since 2002, she is a lifestyle columnist for Philippine Star with her own column, Love Lucy.
Mayor Gomez seeks to continue the quality of service her husband gave to the Ormocanons during his two terms as the mayor of Ormoc City.
Before she became the incumbent mayor of Ormoc City for the term 2022-2025, she was the Leyte 4th District representative for four (4) consecutive terms. Her first political endeavour started in 2010 as a congresswoman and a member of the House of Representatives, 15th Congress, until 2013. She led several rural development infrastructure projects. In the same year, she became the Assistant Majority Leader of the Committee on Rules and the Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Public Order and Safety while still serving as the Leyte 4th District Representative in the 16th Congress. In her third term from 2016–2019 under the 17th Congress, she chaired the Committee on Tourism. In her last term as a congresswoman in the 18th Congress, she was seated as the Chairperson of the Committee on Disaster Resilience.