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Matthew G. Martinez
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Birth Date:February 14, 1929
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
Chinese Sign:Snake - Yang
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Occupation:US Politician

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Matthew G. Martinez

Biography:Matthew G. Martinez Matthew Gilbert Martínez (born February 14, 1929 in Huerfano County, Colorado) was a Congressional representative (Democrat) from the 30th district of California from 1983 to 1993 and the 31st district from 1993 to 2001. Martínez switched parties after being defeated in a 2000 primary.

Martínez’ family moved to Los Angeles, California when he was young and he attended public schools in Los Angeles. In 1949 he graduated from Roosevelt High School. From 1947 to 1950 he served in the U.S. Marine Corps, achieving the rank of private first class. In 1956 he received a certificate of competence from the Los Angeles Trade Technical School.

For the next fifteen years he owned and operated a custom furniture upholstery company, and worked as a building contractor. He began his political career in 1971 when he became a member of the Monterey Park Planning Committee, and served until 1974 when he was elected to the Monterey Park City Council. He served until 1980, including two terms as mayor in 1974 and 1980. In the 1980 Democratic primary, Martínez defeated incumbent Jack R. Fenton and was elected to the California State Assembly.

In 1982 Martínez won the special election to fill the vacancy in the U.S. House of Representatives caused by the resignation of George E. Danielson, and was reelected seven times.

In his first term in Congress he was assigned to the Education and Labor Committee. In the 99th Congress (1985-87) he chaired the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities. In 1991 he became the Chairman of the Human Resources Subcommittee. In 1992 Martínez was named to the Foreign Affairs Committee, and served on the Subcommittee on International Security, International Organizations and Human Rights.

In 2000, Martínez was defeated in the primary election by Hilda Solís. Solís claimed he was out of touch with his district when he voted to ban partial-birth abortion and opposed gun control. On July 27, 2000, Martínez switched to the Republican Party and claimed that the Democrats had abandoned him. Martínez attempted to garner more support from Latino voters on his Republican ticket but he was ultimately unsuccessful in the 2000 election. His term in Congress ended on January 3, 2001 at the end of the 106th Congress.

Chinese Horoscope for Matthew G. Martinez
Includes characteristics and Vices
Matthew G. Martinez's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 10, 1929 - January 29, 1930
Birthday: February 14, 1929

The Snake is a Yang,
and is the Sixth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Matthew G. Martinez's Personality Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune - Personality Card

Birthday: February 14, 1929

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

Matthew G. Martinez's Character Tarot Card The Magician - Character Card

Birthday: February 14, 1929

Creative initiative, skill and opportunities for new ventures.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Matthew G. Martinez's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: February 14, 2018

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.




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