Julian Martinez

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Julian Martinez was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York with his family in the 1960s [1, 3, 4]. In Houston, he started working for the local BMW dealership and became a technician. In 1985, he started his own car dealership and service center [1, 4].

Key Issues

Public Safety

Martinez supports increasing funding towards prevention, intervention, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, and other social services in order to address crime. He wants to build more trust and cooperation between citizens and law enforcement [1]. 


Martinez supports removing regulatory restrictions around growing businesses and increasing investment into job creation and industry support [1]. 


Martinez believes that the homeless crisis in Houston is driven by economic issues. He wants to create more jobs so that more people can afford housing [1].


Martinez supports improving flood mitigation infrastructure in order to be more prepared for natural disasters. He wants to grow the Fire Department and their resources so that they have the ability to respond quicker. He supports updating the stormwater master plan and improving stormwater operations to create more efficient disaster responses [1]. 


Martinez supports creating a more transparent system that allows citizens to be informed about data and city decisions. Through open communication, he wants to make the city more financially responsible [1, 2, 4]. 


No endorsements could be found.


1 Julian Martinez for Mayor
2 Fox 26 Houston
3 Ballotpedia 
4 KHOU 11