Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award
Please join us Thursday, November 21, 2019 to honor and celebrate New York State Senator Monica R. Martinez. Ms. Martinez was elected to represent the 3rd District of New York State in the State Senate. She is currently the Chair of Committee on Domestic Animal Welfare. She is a proud supporter of Scouting and we are honored to recognize her with the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award.
Martinez was born in El Salvador and moved to the United States at the age of 3. She received her bachelor's degree from Binghamton University, and subsequently a masters and administrative degree from New York University and Stony Brook University respectively. Martinez worked as a social studies teacher at Brentwood High School for 10 years before becoming the assistant principal of Brentwood's East Middle School.
In 2013, Martinez defeated incumbent Suffolk County Legislator Ricardo Montano in the Democratic primary and was subsequently elected to represent Suffolk County's 9th Legislative District. As a legislator, Martinez was known for taking legislative action on the issues of woman's equality and animal rights. Martinez was appointed Chairwoman to the Public Safety Committee and pledged to help eradicate the Long Island gang violence epidemic through collaboration with local law enforcement officials.
Martinez resides in Brentwood, New York. She is the younger sister of the Town of Babylon, New York councilman Antonio Martinez.
On June 5, 2018 Martinez announced her attention to seek the New York State Senate seat being vacated by Thomas Croci. On November 6, 2018 Martinez defeated Assemblyman Dean Murray by more than 2,500 votes, flipping a seat held by the Republican Party for more than a decade. (wikipedia)
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