Santa Ana city council member and AD-69 candidate Michele Martinez has issued the following announcement regaridng her AD-69 endorsement by Emily’s List.
EMILY’s List Endorses Michele Martinez for State Assembly Santa Ana, California –Michele Martinez’s Campaign for State Assembly announced the endorsement of EMILY’s List today. The powerful political action committee joins the California Branch of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), HOPE PAC, PODER PAC, Women’s Campaign Fund, Women in Leadership (WIL), and the Women’s Political Committee in supporting Martinez’s campaign.
“Michele Martinez’s leadership, work ethic and commitment to the communities of this Assembly district will make her a strong and effective legislator,” said EMILY’s List Political Director Jonathan Parker. “Michele isn’t going to be afraid to stand up to the special interests in Sacramento and she will always put the needs of Orange County families first. The EMILY’s list community is excited to announce our support of her campaign.”
“I am excited to receive the support of EMILY’s List,” said Martinez. “I’m looking forward to working closely with them over the final five weeks of the Primary Campaign and I really appreciate their support and confidence in my candidacy.”
With a community of more than 1,000,000 members across the country, EMILY’s List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY’s List has worked to elect 87 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. As a member of the Santa Ana City Council, Martinez currently represents around 60% of the newly configured 69th State Assembly District. She was first elected to the Santa Ana City Council in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. A strong advocate for public safety, economic development and education on the council, she chairs the Parks, Recreation, Education and Youth Committee and is a member of the Neighborhood Improvement/Code Enforcement Committee. Michele holds a B.A in Criminal Justice from California State University Fullerton and she is a product of Santa Ana High School and Santa Ana College.
She works as the Director of the Alliance for a Healthy Orange County (AHOC) Martinez is running for California’s 69th State Assembly District, which includes the city of Santa Ana and portions of Anaheim, Orange and Garden Grove. By population, the 69th Assembly District is the most Latino seat in California. Latino surname residents make up around 76% of population and compose over 50% of the electorate. Female Democratic voters hold a 6% registration lead over their male counterparts.