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Miriam Martinez
Miriam Martinez.jpg
Candidate for
Governor of Texas
Date of birthMay 9, 1972
Place of birthReynosa, Mexico
ProfessionBusiness owner
Personal website
Campaign website
Miriam Martinez (b. May 9, 1972) was a Republican candidate who is seeking election to the office of Texas Governor in 2014.[1]

She ran unsuccessfully for District 41 of the Texas House of Representatives in 2012.


Martinez owns a small media company and formerly worked for Univision. She has described herself as "your Hispanic Margaret Thatcher. Half Eva Perón and a little touch of Madonna.”[2]



See also: Texas gubernatorial election, 2014

On January 21, 2013, Martinez announced her bid for the 2014 Republican party nomination for Governor of Texas.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


On her campaign website Martinez outlines two major issues. Here are excerpts:

  • Immigration reform: "Texas should not help force undocumented immigrants to hide within our borders due to failing national immigration policy, but should help them become naturalized citizens, Texans’ and taxpayers through a comprehensive partnership with the U.S. Congress to pass immigration reform."[3]
  • Second Amendment: "Don’t Tread on the Second Amendment. Federal government should look to enforce current gun laws and not add additional sanctions against responsible gun ownership."[4]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Martinez ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 41. Martinez defeated Armando Vera in the May 29 Republican primary election and was defeated by Robert Guerra (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Guerra 61.7% 20,963
     Republican Miriam Martinez 38.3% 12,998
Total Votes 33,961

Texas House of Representatives District 41 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMiriam Martinez 54.1% 1,210
Armando Vera 45.9% 1,026
Total Votes 2,236

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