Emily’s List Backs Martinez for AD-69

Michele Martinez

Michele Martinez (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

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.

  5 comments for “Emily’s List Backs Martinez for AD-69

  1. Joe Hill
    April 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    “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.”

    I guess the exception to the rule will be the corporate and tribal special interests bankrolling her campaign.

  2. Howard be my name
    April 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I do not like opposing a woman for public office, as I feel we need more women in office. But I make an exception in Michelle’s case. I’d rather either Daly or Perez were elected.

  3. MartiniMan
    April 30, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Big deal. While I admite the work of these groups don’t these groups ONLY endorse women so Perez and Daly couldn’t get it in the first place? The real wow was when the National Organization for Women endorsed Perez

  4. Gil
    May 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Michelle is an embarrassment to woman who are interested in entering oilitics or who currently serve. She has very little morals or valuses. She will sell her support to the highest bidder. This is not what we want in Sacramento!
    Dig deeper folks. Look into who her father was ,look at her family, look at her associations and they say she has done alot for our youth and education? Can you please give examples.

  5. Santa Ana Citizen
    May 8, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Emily’s List just permanently soiled its name and reputation.

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