I was born in Elko, NV and moved shortly afterwards to Boise Idaho. I grew up in the Treasure Valley living in cities like Boise, Meridian, and Nampa. I was in and out of foster care until I joined the military in 2008. I volunteered for the Walt Minnicks campaign in 2008 along with several other Democrat Campaigns. I left for basic training in 2009 and attended Fort Bennings Infantry/Airborne School. During my time in the Army I was stationed in Italy and Washington State while also deploying to Afghanistan twice for a year each time. After getting out of the military I decided to attend Boise State University since I was a hometown guy. I started my political science degree in 2013 after transferring to BSU as a sophomore. During my time at Boise State I worked on a paid internship for NationBuilder collecting data for the 6 of the largest counties in the country. I helped several local campaigns throughout my time at BSU. During this time I also helped several local ballot initiatives along with other politically active organizations. I ran for Boise City Council as a social experiment for one of my courses at BSU in 2015. This was a great experience and I learned a lot about local government while also garnering over 8,500 votes. Shortly after this election I got a job with the Bernie Sanders campaign in Iowa for the 2016 caucus. I graduated from Boise State during the fall of 2016 with my B.S. in Political Science. Upon graduating I started working for the State of Idaho and stayed involved politically. I started working at Fedex Express in 2018 at the Boise Airport. I decided to run for Mayor of Boise in early 2019 because the Boise Bench needed more representation in the city government. I also helped with the library and stadium ballot initiatives for that election. I was one of the only people from district 17 to run for city wide office and unfortunately I lost. Upon learning that our current state senator was retiring I took it upon myself to run for District 17 Senator because this is my district! I have lived in D17 since 2009 and have consistently been a voice for us during city and county elections. I am not involved with the downtown political oligarchy and would never be, I care about my district very much so.
Adriel wants to be your next state senator and his background will make him the best type of legislator. He has the community involvement, credentials, and military service.
Paid for by Adriel Martinez for D17 Senate, Adriel Martinez Treasurer.