Javier Martínez is the New Mexico State Representative from District 11. He is a member of the House Tax and Revenue Committee and vice-chair of the House Judiciary Committee. In the state legislature, Javier has been a leader on government transparency, early education, and renewable energy.
Javier has been a tireless advocate for New Mexico's communities for over a decade. He serves as Executive Director of the Partnership for Community Action, a community-based organization that works to build healthy communities. Javier’s career started in 2000 as a community organizer in Albuquerque’s historic Barelas, Wells Park, and Sawmill neighborhoods. As an organizer, Javier developed a reputation for being highly effective as a consensus builder, a tough negotiator, and an advocate for working families.
Over time, Javier’s work extended to Albuquerque’s North and South Valley, working with neighborhoods to improve public safety, public schools, and to secure public infrastructure projects.
Javier’s story is predicated upon the American Dream. His parents, Javier and Ana, came to New Mexico in search of a better future for their two children, Javier and Viridiana. Javier is a product of Albuquerque's public schools and graduated from the University of New Mexico, becoming the first in his family to attend and graduate from college. After graduation, Javier worked as a public health advocate for the University of Michigan and organized communities in Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic.
In 2010, Javier graduated from the UNM School of Law with honors in International and Comparative Law and the Southwest Indian Law Clinic. Since then, Javier has continued his dedicated advocacy on behalf of New Mexico's most vulnerable families at the local, state, national, and international levels. He has fought to ensure access to health care for all families, advocated for smart growth policies, pushed for permanent investments in early childhood education, and fought tirelessly to protect civil rights for all.
As an active member of Democratic Ward 11A, Javier has laid deep roots in the district. For over fifteen years, Javier has demonstrated his commitment to social justice and looks forward to bringing innovative and transformative ideas to the New Mexico State Legislature.
Javier lives in Los Duranes with his wife, Diana, who grew up in the North Valley, their daughter, Marisela, and son, Camilo.