|Name||Raul L. Martinez|
Hialeah, Florida , United States
|| March 06, 1949
|Last Modifed||Juan Croniqueur|
May 13, 2013 08:09pm
Cuban - Hispanic - Married -
|Info||Raul L. Martinez, a native of Cuba, arrived in the United States in May, 1960. He has been a resident of Hialeah since 1969. He attended Dade County Public Schools and graduated from Miami Senior High School. He obtained his Associate in Arts Degree from Miami-Dade Community College and received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University. |
Martinez is the former mayor of the City of Hialeah, the fifth largest city in the state with a population of more than 236,000.
Martinez has received numerous gubernatorial appointments. He served on the Florida State Commission on Hispanic Affairs from 1979 to 1982, where he was elected Chairman in 1981, and on the Governor?s Commission on the Statewide Prosecutor?s Function from 1984 to 1985. In 1985, he was appointed by Governor Bob Graham to the Democratic Policy Commission?s Roundtable on Defense and Foreign Policy and to the State Comprehensive Planning Committee. The Mayor is a past-president of the Dade County League of Cities, the Florida League of Cities and served on the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities. He was Chairman of the South Florida Employment and Training Consortium from 1984 to 1987, and was founding vice-chairman of the Beacon Council, a Miami-Dade County development agency composed of public and private sector leaders. The Mayor also served on the High Speed Rail Franchise and Environmental Review Committee. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Hialeah, Inc.