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Council President Nury Martinez, District 6
City Council President Nury Martinez is a glass-ceiling shattering leader who brings profound life experience as the proud daughter of working-class immigrants, as well as years of legislative and community advocacy expertise, to the forefront of her work fighting for the families of the City of Los Angeles and the Sixth Council District in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.
Martinez is dedicated to doing more to address homelessness, while also ensuring the safety and wellbeing of local communities. Council District 6 is home to the most supportive housing for those experiencing homelessness in the San Fernando Valley, and Martinez is committed to building more while also advocating for a Citywide, Countywide, Statewide and Federal commitment to share the responsibility of housing and serving the homeless equally.
Martinez helped lead the effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the City of Los Angeles, created a task force and increased efforts to help women caught in the nightmare of human trafficking. She is leading a policy initiative to increase “paid parental leave” in the City of Los Angeles in order to end archaic laws that punish women for having children, and so that mothers, and all parents, can properly care for and bond with their new-born infants without fear of losing their salaries or jobs. Council President Martinez’ “Green New Deal” is focused on Environmental Justice first and foremost for low-income, people-of-color communities that historically suffer from polluted air, water and land, more than other affluent communities.
Council President Nury Martinez is a graduate of San Fernando High School and California State University at Northridge. She and her husband, Gerry, live in Sun Valley with their young daughter, Isabelle.