The First Republican Latina to Run for Texas Governor

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Miriam Martinez was born in Reynosa, Mexico on May 9, 1972. She is of humble origins and successfully overcame challenges and discrimination that continue to plague many Hispanic women of today. Abuse, extreme poverty, bullying and limited opportunities did not stop Miriam from aspiring to a better future and moving ahead despite the odds stacked against her.

At the tender age of 14 Martinez shouldered the responsibility of a full time job. She contributed everything that she could to help support her family. With a strong work ethic instilled in her since a young age, Miriam went on to a successful career in television and is an accomplished entrepreneur that contributes positively to the community.

Like many Hispanic immigrants, she dreamed of a better life for herself and her children and through hard work and dedication, she ultimately attained the American Dream. In 2010 she finally received her American Citizenship, as an immigrant herself, she knows the needs of the people, especially those struggling to become legal residents of the United States of America.

Formally trained in law, media and marketing, her experience as a public television personality made her aware of the injustices that needed to be made right. Her heart broke for single mothers, abused children, poverty stricken families and minorities, who struggled simply to survive on a day to day basis. After fulfilling her ambitions, she realized that she was at a crossroads in her life. Being discriminated herself, she felt it was her duty to fight for Justice.

By being the voice of those that are frequently ignored or didn’t have a voice, Miriam decided to embrace the Constitution of the United States to help empower people and minimize unfair laws and unjust policies of government.

Miriam embodies the dream of every Hispanic, she is a voice of the people, for the people.