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Public Invited to Meet State Senator Monday

on May 17, 2012 - 11:25am

County News:

Sen. Richard Martinez is holding an informal meet and greet session with the public at about 10:30 a.m., Monday at the Coffee Booth in Mari-Mac Shopping Center.

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover and Councilor David Izraelevitz are stopping by the restaurant to visit with Martinez as well.

Martinez is a Democrat representing Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties in the state legislature. He is running for re-election.

Born and raised in New Mexico, Martinez grew up in Guachupangue, a small farming community north of Santa Fe and Espanola.

His education includes graduation from Espanola High School and Northern New Mexico TVI in El Rito, and attendance at Northern New Mexico Community College.

He was elected to represent Senate District 5 in 2001. He now chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and serves as a member of the Senate Conservation Committee.

Martinez served as a Magistrate Judge for 14 years and served four years as Rio Arriba County treasurer.

He also served as the Rio Arriba Democratic Party chairman and was elected in 2010 to serve as chairman of the Hispanic Caucus of New Mexico State Legislators.

Upon retirement, Martinez had 28 years of state and local government experience. Having served the last 11 years in the New Mexico State Senate, he is completing 29 years as an elected County and State Official.


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