Dr. Marte Martinez has served as a member and Chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Laredo, as a member of the Ethics Commission for the City of Laredo, and as a Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Laredo.
Having lived in McAllen, Austin, and Oklahoma City during times of rapid growth and development Dr. Marte Martinez offers a fresh outside perspective to Laredo. Since arriving in Laredo, Dr. Marte Martinez has dedicated his time to serving and contributing to the community. Dr. Marte Martinez has served as a member and Chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Laredo, as a member of the Ethics Commission for the City of Laredo, and as a Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Laredo. He has also been involved with and donated to numerous charities throughout Laredo.
Dr. Marte Martinez is double Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Marte Martinez completed his medical school training at the prestigious University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and his residency in Anesthesiology at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. He then completed his training in Interventional Pain Medicine at the University of Texas San Antonio Health Sciences Center. Dr. Marte Martinez’s work has been published numerous times and he has held several posts in medical politics including the Vice-Chair position for resident section for the Texas Medical Association.
Meet Our Candidate
Who is Dr. Marte Martinez? Dr. Marte Martinez is a man of faith and family. He attends St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and is a discussion leader and Co-Chair for Choice Wine, a couple’s Catholic marriage enrichment group. Dr. Marte Martinez is happily married to his college sweetheart Adrianna Martinez. He is the proud father of his three daughters Eva Isabel, Ana Sophia, and Leilah Emmanuelle.
Continue to support our police and fire department with the proper equipment and training so they can continue to create an environment of safety to stimulate economic growth and a safe place to raise our children.
Support our police and fire departments with the proper care for underdiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse.
Keep our promise to fund the retirement plans of our first responders.
Mayor Betty Flores once said, “You cannot have Homeland Security without Hometown Security.” We owe a great debt to the men and women that serve in our police and fire departments. We must pay them back by making sure that the have the breadth of the resources at the city’s disposal to ensure a safe Laredo.
Continue to build on our community-oriented police programs and engage our citizens and develop community partnerships.
Make the “one stop shop” more efficient by developing a to-do/must-do list and calendar framework that is explained by city officials so all businesses applying for permits in the city are given the tools they need to succeed. The goal of the one-stop shop is to ensure that all business that follow the rules can open their doors quickly, efficiently, and as inexpensive as possible.
Ensure that would be businesses have access to private sector information as well and potential banking and grants they may be eligible for. We want Laredo to be known as the premier city to invest your money.
Create 1-year tax abatement plans to small business owners who hire a minimum of 10 employees.
Foster environmentally responsible development by ensuring the protection our creeks, water supply, and land from pollution and harmful waste by creating proper areas for disposal and rewarding businesses doing it the right way.
Revisit the land development code with the help of outside advisers and local large developers to create a modern framework of development guidelines that are both structurally responsible and cost reducing to lower cost of homes in our community while maintaining safety standards.
Ensuring that most future developments fall in line with our master plan, so we can properly assess ingress and egress of traffic and allow zones of development throughout the community.