Richard Martinez (politician)

Richard Martinez
Member of the New Mexico Senate
from the 5th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born March 7, 1953 (1953-03-07) (age 63)
Española, New Mexico, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Residence Española, New Mexico, U.S.
Occupation magistrate judge, retired

Richard C. Martinez (born March 7, 1953) is a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate, representing the 5th District since 2001.[1][2]

In March 2016, Martinez came under fire for a "racist Facebook post about Asian Americans." When asked about it by news media, Martinez reportedly refused to apologize.[3]


  1. "Sen. Richard Martinez (D-NM 5th District)". Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  2. "State Senator Richard Martinez (Democratic Party)". Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  3. James, Caleb (25 March 2016). "Española senator unapologetic for racist re-post". KOB. Retrieved 12 May 2016.

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