Hi!

I am Martin Herrera and I am running for re-election to serve as your city councilman for District 2 this November 8, 2022.

Thank you for visiting my website. I welcome you to learn more about me by checking out each page of this site.

I also highly encourage you to register to vote as this election will determine which direction our city will take for the next few decades.

Thank you!

Hi!

I am Martin Herrera and I am running for re-election to serve as your city councilman for District 2 this November 8, 2022.

Thank you for visiting my website. I welcome you to learn more about me by checking out each page of this site.

I also highly encourage you to register to vote as this election will determine which direction our city will take for the next few decades.

Thank you!

Hi!

I am Martin Herrera and I am running for re-election to serve as your city councilman for District 2 this November 8, 2022.

Thank you for visiting my website. I welcome you to learn more about me by checking out each page of this site.

I also highly encourage you to register to vote as this election will determine which direction our city will take for the next few decades.

Thank you!

ABOUT

Martin Herrera grew up in El Monte where his great-grandparents, Roman and Juanita Ramirez settled circa 1919. He attended Mulhall elementary, Frank M. Wright middle, and Arroyo high schools. 

Martin was certified as an emergency medical technician through the Regional Occupation Program at Arroyo High School during his senior year, and after graduating, worked for local private ambulance companies serving the Los Angeles County region, including the San Gabriel Valley and the City of El Monte.

In 1996, Martin enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve in the military occupational specialty of combat medic (91B).  Afterwards, he continued to work as an emergency medical technician, then as an executive director for an LGBT nonprofit organization, as an aide to a council member for the City of San Antonio, as well as an operations and special projects manager for the City of San Antonio Westside Development Corporation. He also served on the City of San Antonio’s Transportation Advisory Board, as well as the San Antonio River Authority’s Westside Creeks Restoration Oversight Committee.

ABOUT

Martin Herrera grew up in El Monte where his great-grandparents, Roman and Juanita Ramirez settled circa 1919. He attended Mulhall elementary, Frank M. Wright middle, and Arroyo high schools. 

Martin was certified as an emergency medical technician through the Regional Occupation Program at Arroyo High School during his senior year, and after graduating, worked for local private ambulance companies serving the Los Angeles County region, including the San Gabriel Valley and the City of El Monte.

In 1996, Martin enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve in the military occupational specialty of combat medic (91B).  Afterwards, he continued to work as an emergency medical technician, then as an executive director for an LGBT nonprofit organization, as an aide to a council member for the City of San Antonio, as well as an operations and special projects manager for the City of San Antonio Westside Development Corporation. He also served on the City of San Antonio’s Transportation Advisory Board, as well as the San Antonio River Authority’s Westside Creeks Restoration Oversight Committee.

Martin returned to Southern California in 2015 to be with family and to complete his undergraduate studies in Political Science—Public Administration. He received his Associate of Arts in Political Science and the Social & Behavioral Sciences from Pasadena City College in 2018 and is  completing his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science—Public Administration at California State University of Los Angeles.

Accomplishments / Priorities

Martin serves on several Council Committees, including:

  • CDBG/HOME/ESG
  • Ad-Hoc Committee
  • Street Vendors Ad-Hoc Committee
  • Agenda Procedures Ad-Hoc Committee
  • Parks & Recreation Ad-Hoc Committee
  • Ethics Task Force Ad-Hoc Committee
  • Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Ad-Hoc Committee

Public Health & Safety

  • Calling for expansion of the school resource officer program in the local school districts.
  • Motioned for and passed a Resolution of “No Confidence” in Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon
  • Voted for Resolution denouncing discrimination and aggression against Asian-American and Pacific Islanders
  • Approved Purchase of automated license plate readers
  • Approved Purchase of gas masks for the police department
  • Approved Purchase of new server infrastructure for police department
  • Approved agreement to provide Aviation Support to Azusa Police Department for a fee
  • Approved Traffic Records Improvement Project (electronic software collision reporting and citation writing)
  • Worked on and approved update to the Regulatory and Permitting Requirements governing sidewalk vending; created the Taste of El Monte event for local food vendors
  • Approved Hero Pay for front-line retail establishment employees during COVID emergency.

City Services

  • Supports emergency shelter and transitional housing services to unsheltered residents at the former sites of the Budget Inn and M Motel on Valley Blvd utilizing state and federal funding. The purchase of the two motels under the state’s Project Homekey was the first by a city in LA County other than the City of Los Angeles.
  • Created LGBTQ Pride Night at El Monte Farmers Market and worked tolocate the San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center offices in Maxson Auditorium at Mountain View Park.
  • Approved Guaranteed Income Pilot Program for qualified low-income women in El Monte
  • Approved Development of a Technology Master Plan to increase broadband access across the city.

City Resources / Business

  • Approved $54 million Capital Improvements Program for FY 21-22 with citywide street, sewer, and facilities improvement projects.
  • Approved Commercial Façade Program, including an expansion of the target area, and Multi-Unit Rental Rehabilitation Program (CDBG, HOME)
  • Approved “Dine Out El Monte” program allowing temporary outdoor dining for restaurants struggling through the COVID pandemic.
  • Support for Zamora Park Revitalization Project, including the remodel of the Zamora Park Art House building. in District 2
  • Support for Affordable Housing & Community Park Project at the former McLaren Hall site

Accountable Government

  • Approved Transition and creation of by-district election process
  • Called for independent investigations into alleged wrongdoing (unreported gifts, leak of confidential information)
  • Creation of Ethics Ad Hoc Committee to develop local ethics code to include a revolving-door policy, lobbyist registration program, independent ethics commission

Endorsements

Organizations

  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1428

Elected Officials

  • Adam Carranza, Board President, Mountain View School District
  • Jenifer Cobian, Board Member, El Monte City School District
  • Robert Gonzales, Mayor, City of Azusa
  • Viviana Longoria, Treasurer, City of El Monte
  • Denise Menchaca, Councilmember, City of San Gabriel
  • Dr. Maria Morales, Councilmember, City of El Monte
  • Alma Puente, Mayor Pro Tem, City of El Monte

Statements & Media

SUPPORT / VOLUNTEER

I want to thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving you as a member of the city council.

To continue the work we started together, I need your support once again.

Follow me on social media for the latest campaign events, fundraisers, and news.

Here are other ways to help my campaign:

  • Host a meet and greet at your residence or place of business
  • Hold a fundraiser
  • Volunteer as a phone banker or canvasser
  • Put up a yard sign
  • Tell your friends, neighbors, and family members

I appreciate your support and any time or contribution you can provide to help me reach voters!

CONTACT

Contact me to learn how you can help me this election!

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