Mario A. Martinez
Mario A. Martinez has nearly 40 years of experience in Texas governmental and political arenas, getting his start as a legislative aide to former State Representative Tom Uher in 1975. After nearly ten years with Uher, the last four as Chief of Staff, Martinez went on to hone his legislative skills as Governmental Affairs Director for the Texas State Troopers Association, where he served for more than a decade. In 1996, he established Martinez & Associates with his wife Louann and continued to forge the strong relationships with key policymakers.
Martinez has represented major industries in some of the most challenging and contentious issues debated before the Texas Legislature. Current clients include NRG – a leader in solar and thermal power generation; Brownsville Economic Development Council (BEDC), and Texas Independent Automobile Dealer Association (TIADA), along with the Justice of the Peace and Constables Association (JPCA).
Martinez is respected by lawmakers and members of the lobby alike for the expertise he has garnered during his extensive tour of legislative duty and the consistently principled manner in which he conducts business on behalf of his clients. Additional clients represented are, the legislative law firm of Johnson & Johnson, Committee of Texas Independents (Alliance of Independent Royalty owners of oil and gas industry), Texas Consumer Lenders, the law firm of Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP, and the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA), along with various other clients.
Martinez & Associates has been located in the Westgate building since 1999 which is directly across the street from the Texas State Capitol. His wife of 23 years, Louann Martinez, is also a legislative consultant with various interests in the public education arena.