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Martha has been a resident of Aurora since 2000. A native of El Paso, TX, Martha was born to a Mexican immigrant mother and Puerto Rican father. Her mother was a janitor, and her father was an Army sergeant/disabled veteran who served in Korea and Vietnam.
Her job as a probation officer brought her to Colorado, and she served the 18th Judicial District Probation Department (Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln Counties) as a sworn officer from 2000 through 2010.
Since moving to Aurora, Martha has become extremely involved in the community. She has served:
Martha is also currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Organizational Diversity. Her dissertation analyzes the need for comprehensive immigration reform and its effects on labor law violations. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology.
Martha is passionate about the well-being of her community and is driven to speak up for the needs of others. She strives to be a good steward of the hard-earned revenue that all residents pay in taxes and to advocate for equity. And she is proud to live in Aurora—a diverse, welcoming city that has been named the safest large city in Colorado and one of the safest cities in the nation!