Jessica Martinez was elected to the Whittier City Council District 1 in March 2020 to a four-year term and is the first Latina to be elected to the City Council in Whittier.
Jessica received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Trinity Law School, a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from LMU, and a Master’s Degrees in both International Human Rights and Bio-Ethics. She is a public-school teacher in the Whittier City School District, the wife of a veteran, mother of five grown children and an active member of her church. She has lived in Whittier for over 20 years.
City Council Appointed Organizations
- California Contract Cities Association, Delegate
- Greater L.A. County Vector Control District, Delegate
- Hillside Open Space Education Coalition, Delegate
- Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority, Alternate
- Southeast Water Coalition, Alternate
- Whittier/Puente Hills Conservation Authority, Delegate
- Wildlife Corridor Conservation Authority, Delegate
City Council Ad Hoc Committees
- Parking Structure and Uptown Streetscape Beautification Ad Hoc Committee
- 2020 Census Complete Count Ad Hoc Committee