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Mirna Martinez

Running for State Representative, District 39
Election: Feb. 26, 2019

Mirna MartĂ­nez has dedicated her life to furthering public education and community organizing. She has worked as a bilingual Teacher in Boston, New York City, and New London, and as Youth Program Director of FRESH-New London (Food, Resources, Education, Security, Health). She is the co-founder of New London Parent Advocates (NLPA) and the pro-education nonprofit Re:public Ed, which works to advance community engagement, an equitable opportunity for all students, and fair, adequate funding for public schools in every Connecticut community. Mirna has served three terms on the New London Board of Education, having served as the board's president for the 2018 calendar year. She holds her Masters of Science in Bilingual Education Teacher, and she is a Member of the CABE (Connecticut Association of Boards of Education) Resolutions Committee.