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Richard Martinez's Biography

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Full Name:

Richard C. Martinez

Gender:

Male

Home City:

Espanola, NM

Attended, Northern New Mexico Community College

Certified, Business Administration and Management, General, Central New Mexico Community College, 1970-1971

Senator, New Mexico State Senate, District 5, 2001-2021

Former Member, Conservation Committee, New Mexico State Senate

Former Co-Chair, Courts, Corrections & Justice Committee, New Mexico State Senate

Former Member, Economic and Rural Development Committee, New Mexico State Senate

Former Member, Indian Affairs Committee, New Mexico State Senate

Former Chair, Judiciary Committee, New Mexico State Senate

Former Member, Land Grant Committee, New Mexico State Senate

Former Member, New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight Committee, New Mexico State Senate

Former Member, Radioactive & Hazardous Materials Committee, New Mexico State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Reform, New Mexico State Senate

Chair, Hispanic Caucus of New Mexico State Legislators, 2010

Magistrate Judge, Division II, Espanola and Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, 1986-2000

County Treasurer, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, 1983-1986

Eligibility Specialist, Department of Human Services, 1981-1982

Section 8 Housing Councelor, Espanola Housing Authority, 1976-1980

Former Chair, Rio Arriba Democratic Party

Awards:

Senator Martinez was honored to receive the 2011 Milagro Award of the Fiftieth Legislature, First Session and the following statement was among his accolades:

"This intelligent, well reasoned and articulate statesman has been referred to fondly by former Governor Bill Richardson as El Tigre del Norte, by many of his constituents as El Jefe, by the late Senator Emilio Naranajo as mi hijo, and most fondly by Senator Pete Campos as El Rey del Norte. Senator Martinez lights up a room with his kind ways, warm smile, jolly attitude and charismatic charm."

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