Armando Martinez is the representative of Texas’ House District 39, first elected in 2005.
Martinez is serving as the vice chair for the Transportation Committee. He also sits on the Emerging Issues In Texas Law Enforcement and Higher Education committees and the Subcommittee on Post-Secondary & Workforce Readiness. He previously served on the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence, and Corrections committees.
Martinez legislative focus in centered on avoiding education budget cuts, improving the health care system in the Rio Grande Valley by focusing on Medicaid issues and indigent health care, improving living conditions within colonias to include sanitation, running water and safety, and developing infrastructure to create economic opportunity.
Martinez works as a firefighter and paramedic with the City of Weslaco Fire Department EMS. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg in 1998.
Martinez is also a critical care flight paramedic with Valley Aircare and as such, provides pre-hospital treatment to critically ill patients. He is also a CPR instructor and was recently named a coordinator with Texas Department of Health, which Martinez said enables to provide a self study “In House” Emergency Medical Technology program for paramedic training at a lower cost for fire departments across the Rio Grande Valley.