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Martinez sets the record straight
Friday, April 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
What has former City Council Member Mike Martinez been up to since leaving office? Thursday, on Facebook, he made it clear that one of his activities has not been boosting the career of George P. Bush. In a post, Martinez wrote, “Thank you to those who have called and emailed me about my name being on a list of individuals who were a part of the selection process for the awarding of the Latino Leadership Award to George P. Bush. I was NOT part of that process or decision. I certainly agree that Mr. Bush is a rising leader in Texas and the Republican Party, but, had I been involved in the process, I believe there are other long time leaders in Latino community who are deserving of such high honors. I have been working with the University for the last few hours trying to clear this issue and have my name removed from any further information involving this matter. Happy Easter Weekend!”
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