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Antonio Martinez Announces He is Running For SD City Council 8th District

Mar 17, 2017 10:18PM ● By Paul Spear

Antonio Martinez, Who Has Been Very Active in the IB Collaborative and the Director of Public Relations for the Imperial Beach Community Clinic, Announces He is Running For San Diego City Council 8th District.

Here is his announcement:

I’m running for San Diego City Council District 8 because our neighborhoods need a fighter at City Hall who stands up for us.


Born and raised in San Ysidro, I couldn’t be prouder to call District 8 home.  Yet, like so many from our community, I know that decades of broken promises from City Hall have shortchanged our neighborhoods.  We deserve better.

I’ll fight every day to build a city government that’s on our side, that serves our neighborhoods, meets our needs and helps our community reach its full potential.

I understand our community’s struggles and aspirations.  I was raised by my grandparents who taught me to work hard and never take the easy way out.  The first in my family to go to college, I earned a scholarship and graduated with honors from UPenn in the Ivy League.

I’m dedicated to our community.  As a Director at the Imperial Beach Community Clinic, I work to ensure all families have access to affordable, quality healthcare.  I serve on the Police Deptartment Advisory Board and my neighborhood planning group.

I’ve taken on tough fights.  Five years ago, at the age of 27, I ran for and won a seat on the San Ysidro School Board, bringing change to a broken system that had failed our kids for too long.  On the School Board, I’ve exposed corruption, rooted out waste, and put the focus back on ensuring all children get the quality education they deserve.

I’m especially proud to begin this campaign with over 100 grassroots community endorsements.  That's how we win, with a grassroots campaign powered by ordinary folks hungry for change.

But I can’t do this without you. I need your support.  Here are 3 ways to support our campaign today:

  1. Make a donation online.  Help get our campaign off the ground with a generous contribution of any amount - $10, $20, $50, $100, $250... up to the limit of $550 per individual.
  2. Endorse my campaign.  Your public support will help us build early momentum.
  3. Join Us for our April 1 Kick Off Reception.  Tickets are available here.

In the coming months, I look forward to sharing more of my story and my vision for our community.   I also want to hear directly from you to learn your stories and understand your priorities.

Together, we can build a better future for our neighborhoods, residents and families.

Sincerely yours for our community,


Antonio Martinez 

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