Martinez seeks Pct. 2 JP post

Martinez Martinez Roy E. Martinez has announced his candidacy for the position of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, This is his statement of candidacy:

I am 61 and have lived in Cameron since 1967. I am married to the former Gloria Rangel, my wife of 39 years.

We have three grown children, Sarah Carter, Carlos and Elena Martinez, all graduates of Yoe high, as well as one granddaught er, Haleigh Danielle Carter, a fifth grader at C a meron E le - mentary.

In the over 40 years I have lived in Cameron, I’ve had the pleasure of serving in various capacities within our community, including the Cameron Tourism Committee, Planning and Zoning Committee, 1996 Sesquicentennial Committee, SNS Coordinator for Emergency Response with the Milam County Public Health and Cameron Chamber of Commerce, and as Parent Liaison for the elementary schools under the No Child Left Behind initiative.

I have been honored as a recipient of the annual Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award.

I have proudly served our country in the military from 1969 to 1972, from which I was honorably discharged.

I received a Bachelors of Liberal Arts degree from the University of Texas in 1997 in English and Education.

I am presently employed as a Prevention Specialist for the Central Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in Temple. CTCADA is a non-profit agency providing drug education and outpatient care to voluntary clients and those with court-mandated treatment.

Our educational programs are research based and provided (free of charge) to schools on the hazards of tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse.

I am an active member of Primera Iglesia Bautista, a member of Edwin Hardy Post 9 of the American Legion, San Andres Masonic Lodge #170, and president of the Hispanic Samaritan Organization.

I would like the opportunity to continue serving our community as your Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2.

I will make every effort to conduct the office with integrity in a fair and balanced manner. It is my desire to follow the example of my father, Felipe Martinez, Sr., who served this community (Cameron and Rockdale) as Chief of Police in the 70’s and 80’s.

I ask for your vote of confidence in the coming election and will work hard to earn it.

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