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Yuma County Sheriff: Mark Martinez

Mark Martinez-

"My dream has always been to serve my community, to give back to the community that has been so good to me, to make change, to make a difference in Yuma County."

-Mark Martinez, Candidate for Yuma County Sheriff

Party: Democratic

Occupation: Post leader VFW #1763

Relevant experience:

  • 1984 -1987 -  U.S. Army  
  • 1987-2013 - U.S. Army Reserves 
  • 1987-2020 - Yuma County Sheriff's Office

Campaign website:  @MarkMartinezforSheriff

Personal information:

  • Born:  Yuma
  • Wife - Esther
  • Three children, 4 grandchildren
  • City of Residence:  Yuma 

Biographic notes:

  • 5th generation Yuman
  • 2004 - Awarded Bronze Star for service in Iraq
  • U.S Army Combat Action Badge
  • U.S.Army Humanitarian Award
  • U.S. Army Kuwait Liberation Medal


Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.


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