Representative Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez was born and raised in Southern New Mexico and currently lives in Silver City. He is a Vietnam Veteran and employed at Chino Mines for over 30 years. He is also a licensed journeyman and member of IBEW local 611.
First appointed in 2007, Martinez currently serves as the vice chair of the State Government, Indian and Veterans Affairs Committee and is a member of the Appropriations and Finance Committee.
Martinez served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, and he served 10 years as District 7 Director of NM Municipal League, as well as Chairman of the Grant County Commission.
Martinez received his bachelor’s degree in business from Western New Mexico University in Silver City.