FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2016
Contact: Derek Humphrey, Cell: (951) 805-4167
THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S POLITICAL CAUCUS OF ORANGE COUNTY (NWPCOC) ENDORSES MICHELE MARTINEZ FOR SUPERVISOR
Santa Ana, CA – The National Women’s Political Caucus of Orange County (NWPCOC) announced their endorsement of Michele Martinez’s campaign for Supervisor today. NWPCOC joins a powerful coalition of organizations backing Martinez, which includes the Orange County Employees Association, the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, the Orange County Attorneys Association, the Orange County Labor Federation (AFL-CIO) and the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council.
In announcing their endorsement, NWPCOC President Sherri Loveland released the following statement:
“Michele Martinez has proven herself to be a tireless and effective champion for good government. As our new Supervisor, she will work to increase transparency in county government, improve the delivery of frontline services, and help middle-class families succeed. We can also count on Michele to continue championing polices that guarantee equal rights and equal pay for women.”
The mission of the National Women’s Political Caucus of California is to increase women’s participation in the political process and to identify, recruit, train, and support feminist women for election and appointment to public office. The OC Caucus recruits, trains, supports, and endorses female candidates throughout Orange County’s 34 cities. It also recommends candidates for federal and state office from Orange County’s congressional districts, state senate districts, and assembly districts.
Upon her first election in 2006, Michele Martinez became one of the youngest Council Members in Santa Ana’s history. She was subsequently re-elected in 2010 and 2014.
Michele currently serves as President of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization. She is the immediate Past-President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).
Michele holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton, and she is a proud product of Santa Ana High School and Santa Ana College.
Michele placed first in a field of four candidates vying for Orange County’s 1st Supervisorial District in June’s Primary Election. Her strong Primary Election performance marked the first time in over twenty years that a challenger placed ahead of an incumbent for Orange County Supervisor.