A San Antonio native, Pauline Martinez’s longstanding commitment to equal opportunity is reflected in her work. A career that began with federal employment, first for the Department of Defense then as an equal opportunity specialist for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission--ensuring compliance of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Pauline also worked as secretary to the director of the 1968 Hemisfair Worlds Fair in San Antonio. As a U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner (1968-72), she formed Working Women—a group of women working in the federal, state and local governments seeking equal opportunity in employment and lobbying for appointments to San Antonio’s boards and commissions.

As Legislative Chair for the Texas Women’s Political Caucus’, she was responsible for the election of the first Latina to the Texas Legislature, Irma Rangel. She was a vice chairperson of the Chicana Caucus of the National Women’s Political Caucus, and a founding member of the Hispanic Business and Professional Women's Club in San Antonio.

In 1979, Pauline moved to California and opened the first Equal Employment Opportunity Commission office in San Jose. Once in San Jose, she became involved in real estate, operating her own realty company until 2000. She is currently affiliated with Windemere Silicon Valley Properties.

She graduated from Fox Tech High School, attended San Antonio Junior College and San Jose State University. She has been married for 47 years to Gilbert Martinez and has five children and 12 grandchildren.


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She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, Santa Clara Association of Realtors, Women's Council of Realtors and California Association of Realtors.

Most recently Pauline was elected state chapter president of the Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

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