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For Immediate Release

Maggy Martínez announce her bid


 Jonesboro, Hampton, and Lovejoy


ATLANTA, GA – Maggy Martínez announces her bid for the newly created Georgia House of Representative District 74 position during the qualification day held at the State Capitol Building, March 6th, 2024, room 230 at 11:00am.

“I'm thrilled to be a candidate for Georgia State House District 74. My experience as a former state legislator (PR-40) extends to the residents of Hampton, Lovejoy, and Jonesboro, an advocate who lives and understands the impact of local and state policies,” said Maggy Martinez


I will leverage the relationships created during my time as a 2020-2024 Biden Delegate, Democratic Party Delegate of the 13th Congressional District, "Liaison of Voting Rights" for the Clayton Board of Elections and the Georgia Democratic Party, to ensure your concerns and issues are addressed and solutions are created. 


As a retired teacher in Clayton, I am committed to working with the Clayton & Henry School Boards to ensure our children are educational assets to our communities.

To achieve our desired outcomes, I'm committed to delivering real results for district 74, from innovative policies to commonsense solutions. In addition, I will work diligently with community leaders and local government to ensure effective representation at the state level. 

“As I look ahead to the future, I do so with the same enthusiasm and determination that have guided me throughout my life. With my family besides me, I face each new day with a heart full of gratitude, ready to embrace new opportunities and challenges. I will approach this journey with unwavering dedication to the families of Hampton, Jonesboro, and Lovejoy communities,” said Maggy Martínez.

Martinez said, “I will work diligently with the commissioners for the citizens of Clayton and Henry counties District 74. My Innovating Plan 2025-2026 for District 74 with emphasis on Public Safety, Fiscal Responsibility, and working with cities of Hampton, Jonesboro, Lovejoy and unincorporated communities, to provide opportunities for young adults and seniors. This will be an excellent opportunity for citizens to evaluate my platform and future strategies for the economic development of the district 74 and to help the mayors attract investors to bring value to our communities.”

As a means of support, visit the donation page and invest in this campaign as I invested in you. 

For information concerning my 2024 - 2026 innovative plan, for District 74, visit my platform.

You can visit the webpage: or text to the following number 404-543-3046.

Additional information about Maggy Martínez ‘2024-2026 Innovating’ Plan will include:

  • Fight for restoration of reproductive freedom as a human right.

  • Human rights Social justice reforms.

  • Protect the voter’s rights and the right to be heard.

  • Protect Immigrants' rights and be watchful of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and USCIS (U.S. Citizens and Immigrations services) and communicate with our congressmen and congresswomen.

  • Evaluate the programs for Justice criminal reform, for inmates and felons and recently release back into society.

  • Analyze the cost and benefit of every budget in conjunction with commissioners and mayors. By evaluating this, we can avoid raising more taxes for years to come. 

  • Help the cities and counties bring professional resources for cultural and diversity training for the police force and for the employees of our cities within the district.

  • Be observant to “Maintaining Property Values” within the city with an effective public safety initiative with Clayton and Henry Police Department and the local police cities’ police departments.

  • Help commissioners and mayors with a comprehensive Land Use Plan to shape smart growth and develop boundaries for warehouse and industrial growth.

  • Help to establish an industrial and skilled workforce district for Hampton, Jonesboro, and Lovejoy.

  • Will work in conjunction with commissioners and mayors to help a city-wide vision for district 74’s future development and Medical & Technology District.

  • Assist the Henry and Clayton County assist in the development of a family & entertainment district, and five-stars restaurants with walk-abilities areas.

  • Spearhead the possibility for an amphitheater, a mini water splash park for kids with entertainment for adults in the same area.

  • Initiate an education and entrepreneurial efforts in conjunction with Small Business Administration and Georgia Department of Economic Development governmental agencies.

  • Inform the citizens of the district overlaying future plans for network trails, agriculture, green space, and beautification of Tara Blvd, lighting, and gateway signage, among others needs to enhance our main road.

  • Commuter transit stations and shed covers and lightning for bus stop stations.

  • Identify funds for cities roads and improve conditions.

  • Strong advocate for Economic Development. At the state level, we will work with Economic Development Government agency to identify land and investors that will be instrumented especially workforce development, transportation, and leadership collaboration.

  • Help the cities of Lovejoy and Hampton to develop a Hampton Incubator Park for small business with Wi-fi, conference room, and small offices.

  • Every year will organize a legislative Annual Report at Lovejoy Conference Center and the Catherine S. Williams Community Center.

  • I will spearhead events with our mayors to attract investors and will organize an Annual Career Fair with training.

  • Open a regional office to stay connected with the constituents in District 74.




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Magdalena “Maggy” Martínez is a resolute public servant with an excellent and honest public record. She was voted "Legislator of the Year" in 1999, ratified by a resolution of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico. Maggy is a longtime member of the Clayton County Democratic Party and delegate for the 13th Congressional District. Maggy is the Liaison for Voting Rights of the Clayton County Board of Elections on behalf of the Democratic Party of Georgia.

Determined to improve her community and serve, she served as a Georgia delegate for Joe Biden's Democratic National Convention in 2020. During the 2020 campaign, she worked with Biden's campaign pro-bono under her Public Relations firm. She produced several videos to help the 2020 election and promote the Democratic platform and Party’s agenda. She has been a Biden DNC Delegate since 2020.

In 2002, Maggy was appointed by the Governor of Georgia, Sonny Perdue for Board Member representing the 13th Congressional District for Early Childhood & Learning, "Bright from the Start”, and served until 2006.

As a retired teacher, of 23 years, Maggy taught Spanish as a Second Language at Mundy's Mill High School and Elite Scholar Academy. Also, she taught as an adjunct-instructor for film production at the Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin.

Presently, President for Starbound PR Firm LLC, Maggy is dedicated to Empowering Women in Politics and Small Business: this continued as an elected board member 2020-2022 for the Henry County Chambers of Commerce.

It was in her formative years that she became involved in politics, at just 14 years old when her father Fernando L. Montero introduced her to the local political party organization.

In 1986 she was elected Chairperson for Women Pro-Statehood in Puerto Rico. From 1997 to 2000 she represented the PR House of Representatives District 40, for a four-year term. She was a member of the Federal Issues Committee, Health Committee, Ethics & Government Committee, Young Committee, and she was appointed to be the Chairperson for the Women's Affair Committee where she advocated for women and reproductive rights.

During her tenure as State Representative (PR-40),  Maggy initiated a bill to expedite the adoption process for young children. Governor Pedro Rosselló signed the bill into law in 1999. Her goal was that no child should be left behind waiting to be adopted. The new law provides the infant with a 12-month window to be adopted, instead of 5 years.

The Puerto Rico General Assembly, under the leadership of Jennifer González, House of Representatives authored a book about women in the state legislature, titled: “Ocho Decadas, De La Mujer Puertorriqueña",  published in 2015. Maggy Martinez is mentioned in the book and highlights the bills she presented during her tenure.

Maggy Martínez holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the New York Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in technology from Universidad de Leon, Spain, a Certificate for Social Media Marketing from Columbia University, and a Certification in Public Relations from PENN University. Maggy is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

As a news reporter, Maggy was a TV producer and moderator for Women in Power, WIPR - Channel 6; Women in the Spheres of Power, WUSJ - Channel 13; and Women Toward the Year 2000, Channels 3 and 40. Also, she was a political news reporter for WUNO, San Juan Broadcasting.

Maggy has been involved with several non-profit organizations since 1980. She was the Press Director for the Municipality of Carolina, PR, Public Relations Director for “Centro Unidos de Detallistas” (PR Chambers of Commerce for Small Business), Development Director for American Lung Association, Public Relations Director for Employee Commonwealth Association, Public Relation Executive for the PR Health Department, and Board member for Grow in Grace, a non-profit organization to help young ladies throughout their pregnancy. 


Among her long list of outstanding clients are: Keith Evans for Stockbridge City Council, Eduardo Antelo for Mayor of the City Carolina, Marissa Jiménez Santoni for Senator Carolina District 10, Sherry Chaney for Hampton City Council, Virginia Webb for State Representative, Dr. Deborah Sykes for City Council, Devlin Cleveland for Henry County Commissioner, Sandra Vincent for City Council, Pro-Bono for Stacey Abrams running for Governor of Georgia, and Marianne Williamson's campaign for U.S. President.

Maggy Martinez had the honor of serving in the following roles: Campaign manager for Anthony S. Ford Mayor for City of Stockbridge, Deputy Campaign Manager Janice Laws Robinson for GA Insurance Commissioner, Campaign Manager for Darryl Gresham for Stone Mountain Mayor, Campaign Manager for Sherry Burden Chaney for Hampton City Council, Communications Director and consultant for Colonel Nathan M. Banks, and Campaign manager  for Keith Evans for Stockbridge City Council.

Maggy is the producer for the podcast, "The Hot Seat Interview with Maggy Martinez", to help the Georgia candidates' to disseminate their democratic agenda and platform. Maggy is also the author of the book "The Secrets of Campaigning, So You Think You Can Run?"

She has three sons, Michael, Fernando, and Mark --six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She enjoys raising chickens and cows at  her son's  farm in Newnan County.


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As a political candidate, I am dedicated to listening to the needs of our community and working towards solutions. My campaign platform is centered around education, healthcare, and affordable housing. My goal is to create a sustainable future for our community by focusing on the issues that matter most to us. Please feel free to download my press kit and press releases to learn more about my platform and positions on various issues.


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