We have another emerging Latino leader on the rise. His name is Marty Sepulveda. He is also running against the infamous
Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema who got tough on immigration because she saw the benefits of demonizing my people for her own political expediency. Remember when Sinema shouted from the mountain tops her love for Russell Pearce? Let’s not forget about how Sinema wanted Carlos Galindo arrested, too. In fact the video of Carlos getting arrested and escorted can be viewed here. Latinos are fed up with Democratic politicians like Sinema paying them lip service.
See this story from liberal democratic voter – Abe Morales of Tucson Citizen below.
It gets ‘better’ though….Vernon Parker is also running in this same district. We remember Vernon Parker who ran a circus in 2010 when he decided to demonize my people by siding with the infamous Joe Arpaio and running a bus tour program with his fans at the border. Can you believe that? Vernon Parker thought it was cute to have these Joe Arpaio trips to the border and guess where they got him in 2010?
Where was Vernon’s tour for Arizona taxpayers when Joe Arpaio wasted millions of our dollars? Where was Vernon at with regard to Mr. Arpaio’s deputies who failed to investigate or conducted only the sketchiest of inquiries into more than 400 sex crimes between 2005 and 2007? Many of those cases involved molested children. But what is worse is how Vernon is supposed to be some kind of leader in Christian ministry but does not love his neighbor as his Jesus instructs. [Under Vernon's rules, he would have had his own Jesus and his disciples arrested when one of the disciples picked to eat on the Sabbath Day since they were not supposed to "work" on the Sabbath.]
See where this is going?
On one hand, you have Vernon Parker (Republican candidate) who ran a Joe Arpaio circus in 2010 as he demonized Latinos, and on the other hand, you have a Democratic candidate via Kyrsten Sinema who wanted to get tough on immigration. Both sides wanted to flex their anti-immigrant muscle or get tough on immigration muscle. Both are tied to losers. Sinema is tied to Russell Pearce while Vernon is tied to the corrupt Joe Arpaio.
So where does that leave Latinos?
It should hella lead them to the Independent Party. It’s too bad Marty didn’t run as an Independent candidate to bypass all this party bullshit.
A little bit about Marty:
Martin Sepulveda is a seventh-generation Arizonan who serves his country, state and community in many different capacities. He is a combat Veteran, community leader, accomplished businessman, and devoted family man.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Arizona State University in 1983. Following graduation, Martin enlisted in the US Marine Corps and subsequently earned a commission in the US Navy. In 1988 he left active military service to pursue his civilian career but continued to serve in the United States Navy Reserve. Today, he is a Commander in the Navy Reserve.
In 1988, Sepulveda began his professional career in public sector economic development. He transitioned into the private sector, when he joined McCarthy Builders Southwest, where he was responsible for business development in the Southwest region and Mexico.
In 2000, Martin founded Sepulveda Group in response to a demand from companies moving to Arizona requiring customized real estate development solutions. His clients range from individual investors to Fortune 100 corporations.
Martin served two terms on the Chandler City Council – March 1995 to January 2000 and June 2004 to January of 2009. As a community leader, Martin served in a variety of capacities including the Executive Board of the East Valley Partnership, Vice President of the Chandler Historical Society and on the Chandler Education Foundation.
Martin lives in Chandler, AZ with his wife Sheree. Their daughter Natalie is a graduate of the University of Arizona and son Marc is a Navy Reserve Corpsman who recently returned from Afghanistan after completing his second combat tour of duty.