Full Name: Maria Martin

Nick Names: 

 

Office Sought: House of Representatives, 7th Congressional District of Virginia

 

Party Affiliation: Republican

 

 

Campaign Website: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/

Campaign POC: Unavailable

Phone Number: 571-394-3339

Campaign Email:
vote@mmartin4virginia.com

Structured Interview Request Sent: Refused 2024.

Structured Interview Response and Date: Refused.

Vetting Panel Selected: Refused

Structured Interview Completed: Refused

Biography:

Early Life
Born in a small town of Bolivia, Maria Martin (Maria Eugenia Villavicencio Alvarez) is an immigrant to the United States from humble beginnings. From running bared feet in the Amazon town of Reyes to holding art exhibits in Italy, in Washington D. C., and Virginia. To published a book and speaking in conferences and seminars in the United States and in Bolivia, as well as winning a beauty and talent pageant in the most popular Hispanic festival in Washington D. C. (Now called Fiesta DC). Maria was raised Catholic with four other siblings. In her early twenties Maria had an amazing experience with Christ who transformed her life. Now, looking back, she realizes that all her experiences have shaped her life. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

​Faith & Family
While her husband was stationed overseas in Italy, Philip, their second child was born. Maria learned to paint, using oil on canvas. As an artist, she has held art exhibits in various places, including the Bolivian Embassy. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/) You can see her art here. (https://www.memartin-art.com/)

Maria first came to the United States as a student. While living in Maryland she attended a community college, where she studied English and a variety of business classes. Maria returned to Bolivia; and then, seven years later, was offered sponsorship to the United States, and this time found herself in San Diego, California. In San Diego she met her husband, a career Navy man while attending church. Maria is grateful of being a wife and the mother of three children. Her oldest is a Marine Corps veteran and a biology teacher, her son is an Army Captain, and her youngest daughter is a writer and film director. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

Volunteer
Maria has volunteered at the National Marine Corps Museum (NMCM). She has also volunteered as an interpreter for the church they attended in Woodbridge, Virginia. During that time she served on a mobile team to help during the devastating hurricane Harvey storm in Houston Texas. Maria dedicates her time to other efforts she believes are important. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

Maria and her family were active members of a local church since 1996. There she served in the Pastoral Team as a counselor, interpreter, altar ministry, ambassador in the welcoming center, and as a worker and member in the building program. Since 2019 they have been attending Grace Church of Fredericksburg, where she collaborates serving the community. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

Maria is member of the Republican Women of Prince William club (RWPW) and a member of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women (VFUW) Nominating Committee in the 7th Congressional District of Virginia. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

​Maria has been married for over 32 years to Philip C. Martin, together, they have raised their three wonderful children. Their family continues to seek the guidance of the Lord for their everyday journey to be found humble and wordy of the promises of Christ. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

Entrepreneurship
Maria is a small business owner, a published author, “Eternal Life” 2007, which is published in both English and Spanish, “Vida Eterna”. Maria and her youngest daughter, Carolena are co-editing a children’s book. Maria M​artin is running for legislative office because she believes that laws define a nation and its people. She has been an American Citizen since 1997. If you have question please do not hesitate to contact Maria. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)
 

Why you? See above biography.

What are your priorities?

Education
Maria believes quality education is an important factor in creating a strong foundation for future generations across Virginia. All children deserve equal opportunities to excel and achieve their goals. It is our responsibility to create the environment at home and school conducive to student success. Maria believes that your tax money for education should follow students. School choice will allow parents to decide the best alternative for their children’s education. Maria will advocate for higher salaries for our hard-working teachers. Teachers’ salaries should be comparable to other government employees with the same level of education. Virginia needs to attract and retain high quality teachers ensuring they are respected and protected in the workplace. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

​Maria will advocate to protect children’s innocence by censoring all school teaching and library materials under an amplifier lens. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

​Maria will introduce bills to bring God back to the Public School System, such as the display of the Biblical Ten Commandments outside of each school entrance; a moment of prayer. The pledge of allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and the singing of the American Anthem every morning before beginning classes. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

Taxes
Maria will advocate to stop irresponsible raising of taxes, in addition she will work to control and prioritize spending in order to keep Virginia one of the top states in the nation to live, work and raise a family. Maria will advocate for tax policies that foster innovation in business and doesn’t overburden hard working families. Maria will support bills to reduce property taxes.  (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

Economy
Small businesses are fundamental to a vibrant economy. Entrepreneurs, independent contractors, and small business owners contribute to the local economy by bringing both growth and innovation to the community. Local businesses give opportunities to achieve financial independence and provide employment opportunities. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

​​Our Environment and Natural Resources
“Change your mind, change your life.” Is more than a slogan when we talk about our environment. Maria believes in the moral obligation of the people to be good stewards of God-given natural beauty and resources of our country. To preclude the devastating environmental changes in our district and state, we should encourage policies to protect our environment. With individual self restriction we will improve our environment and protect our natural habitat. We should ensure that environmental policies meet the needs of localities. For that we must adopt new consumption behavior lifestyle. Maria will support policies that allocate funds to research and develop renewable sources and implement research to prevent irreversible environmental damages. Economic prosperity and environmental protection must advance together. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

Veterans
Maria is the spouse of a veteran, her oldest daughter attended the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School and her son presently serves as an Army officer. Maria has seen and experienced the many sacrifices service men, women and their families make while serving our nation. Virginia is the home for many veterans who have proudly served our country. Maria will make sure veteran designated funding is used towards programs that help all veterans to succeed in their new civilian roles. Treating our veterans with dignity, respect and responsibility will reduce or/and eliminate the risk of becoming homeless while reducing and/or preventing suicide. Maria will be an advocate for veterans. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

Human Life
Maria believes that we should all pursue happiness through the fulfillment of our desires whether at a personal or professional level, respecting the rights of others, being aware that when your rights end when my rights begin and vice versa. She believes that over the years… with the intention to please everyone… the Rule of Law’s purpose, to protect the civil rights of the people, “has been stretched” to the point that it has lost its purpose leaving some without a voice, even the most vulnerable. Maria is not only pro-life. She is pro-abundant-life. She believes in the scripture that says “My people perish because of a lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6) (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

Health Care
Healthcare cost is a major problem for Virginia’s families. Virginia needs to support, create and establish programs that incentivize wellness by disease prevention. Virginia needs to be a leader in the nation promoting medical innovation development, and research. We need a patient friendly healthcare system that works for Virginia’s families, from the young to the old, protecting their vulnerability and dignity. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

Mental health has increased tremendously since 2020 due to the pandemic. Maria will work with other lawmakers to find solutions to this crisis. Maria will advocate for policies that support the disabled and work with existing organizations dedicated to help the disable. Another detrimental aspect of the health of our nation is illegal substances entering our nation. Maria will advocate for policies to reduce and eliminate the use of ilegal drugs. One more outrageous crime in the United States is human trafficking. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

Foreign Relations
Maria thinks that countries that are not providing safety, jobs, education and other sustainable opportunities for their people, should be held  accountable for the emigration of their people in conditions that threatens their lives. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)


Promotion of the Arts, Inventions, and Research
​As an artist and a writer Maria wants to promote art in all the mediums, including the use technology in our district. She believes there is so much talent among our residents to explore. This is one of the factors that will bring us together because art has a language of its own. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

Endorsements: No endorsements listed on website.

Education: While living in Maryland she attended a community college, where she studied English and a variety of business classes. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

Relevant Employment History: See biography above.


Military Experience / Branch / Years of Service / Rank / Type of Discharge:
See biography above.

Past Offices Held and Tenure: No reference to political office on website.

Community Service: See biography above.

Leadership Experience: See biography above.

Personal Strengths: Refused to answer. 

What is the most important thing Virginians need to know about you? Refused to answer.

How would your friends and family describe you? Refused to answer.
 

What are your thoughts on the Constitution as the Law of the Land? Refused to answer. Professes values consistent with Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

    

What are your thoughts on religious liberty? Refused to answer. Professes values consistent with Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

    

What are your thoughts on the preservation of our history? Refused to answer. Professes values consistent with Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

   

What are your thought on government transparency? Refused to answer. Professes values consistent with Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on national defense? Refused to answer. Professes strongly values consistent with Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

Veterans
Maria is the spouse of a veteran, her oldest daughter attended the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School and her son presently serves as an Army officer. Maria has seen and experienced the many sacrifices service men, women and their families make while serving our nation. Virginia is the home for many veterans who have proudly served our country. Maria will make sure veteran designated funding is used towards programs that help all veterans to succeed in their new civilian roles. Treating our veterans with dignity, respect and responsibility will reduce or/and eliminate the risk of becoming homeless while reducing and/or preventing suicide. Maria will be an advocate for veterans. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on the free enterprise system? Refused to answer. Professes values consistent with Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

​​Our Environment and Natural Resources
“Change your mind, change your life.” Is more than a slogan when we talk about our environment. Maria believes in the moral obligation of the people to be good stewards of God-given natural beauty and resources of our country. To preclude the devastating environmental changes in our district and state, we should encourage policies to protect our environment. With individual self restriction we will improve our environment and protect our natural habitat. We should ensure that environmental policies meet the needs of localities. For that we must adopt new consumption behavior lifestyle. Maria will support policies that allocate funds to research and develop renewable sources and implement research to prevent irreversible environmental damages. Economic prosperity and environmental protection must advance together. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on the protection of the unborn? Refused to answer. Professes strongly values consistent with Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on the role the family plays in America? Refused to answer. Professes values consistent with Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes? Refused to answer. Professes values consistent with Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on the 2nd Amendment? Refused to answer. Professes values consistent with Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://www.mmartin4virginia.com/)

  

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