José Martínez (politician)

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José Martínez

José Martínez (born November 29, 1962 in Córdoba ; † July 7, 2011 ) was an Argentine politician of the Afirmación para una República Igualitaria (ARI).


After school education and training as a medical technician in Córdoba, Martínez studied business administration at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN) in Buenos Aires and graduated with a licentiate . In 1985 he settled in Río Grande , the largest city on the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego and soon became involved in the Asociación de Trabajadores del Estado (ATE) and Central de Trabajadores Argentinos (CTA) unions .

In the course of time he first became director of the Institute for Social Welfare (Instituto Provincial de Previsión Social) of the southernmost province of Argentina, Tierra del Fuego , and finally, until 2003, director of the resulting new independent United Institute for Social Security (Instituto Provincial Autárquico Unificado de Seguridad Social). In 2002 Martínez was one of the founders of the ARI alongside Fabiana Ríos and others and was elected a member of the Provincial Parliament of Tierra del Fuego in 2003.

In 2007 he was elected a member of the Senate , the upper house of the Argentine National Congress, for the legislative period that lasted until 2013 , and represented the interests of the Tierra del Fuego province there until his death as a member of the ARI. In the elections of June 26, 2011, he ran for the Nuevo Encuentro party for the office of governor of the province, but was defeated by Martín Sabbatella.

Martínez was killed in a traffic accident after his car collided with an oncoming police vehicle.

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