This chrome-domed crowd-pleaser comes from the rough and tumble world of the Austin Firefighters Association, but as a council member, Martinez has displayed real political savvy on when to tread lightly and when to bore fully ahead. The result has been consistent, solid leadership on matters like public safety and City Hall reform. Martinez's straightforward, no-BS style makes him an effective council member – and may likely serve him well in larger future pursuits.
City Hall, 301 W. Second
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