"I am certainly looking at that. It is the natural flow for me," Torres said. "The possibility of representing more Inland Empire residents is really exciting."
Torres, D-Chino, is a former Pomona mayor.
Voters on Tuesday elected her to a third term in the Assembly.
Her Republican opponent in the past election, Kenny Coble, said he is also considering running for the open seat.
He plans to meet with Republican leaders today and Wednesday to discuss the possibility of running again.
"We'll see what happens, it really depends on money," Coble said.
Torres defeated Coble by a 65 percent to 35 percent margin. If she does not move to the state Senate, the win allows her to represent the 52nd Assembly District.
The district includes the Chino Valley, Pomona, Montclair and Ontario areas.
McLeod would have represented the new 20th state Senate district had she not defeated Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino, and won the seat in the House.
The 20th state Senate District is a blue-collar zone that includes the Pomona, Chino and Ontario areas in addition to neighborhoods in Fontana, Rialto and Grand Terrace.
The state Senate is scheduled to return to business on Dec. 3. The new Congress is set to convene on Jan. 3.
Gov. Jerry Brown has 14 days to call a special election after McLeod vacates her state Senate seat.
A special primary election could then be scheduled in late April or early May. If no candidate wins a majority, the top two finishers would then compete in a special general election.