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City of TemeculaCandidate for Council Member, Council District 5

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Martha Angelica Howard

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2,155 votes (45.68%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I will bring to the forefront affordable housing
  • I will strongly advocate for comprehensive mental health care
  • I will work diligently to reduce traffic congestion in our city



California State University San Marcos BA in Psychology (2006)

Community Activities

Public Policy Advocate/ Community Organizer, Latina Association of Riverside County (2013–current)
Public Policy Advocate/ Community Organizer, Latina Association of Riverside County (2013–current)
Member, Temecula Valley Democrats (2018–current)
Member, LULAC Council 3190 (2013–2014)


Martha Howard obtained a BA in Psychology and is Latina Association of Riverside County President; she found the organization 2013 in Temecula.

Martha Howard is a bilingual public policy advocate and leader; she worked her way organizing bilingual citizenship classes, immigration clinics, voting registration drives, and legal public policy researcher for Voter Registration Project, Riverside.

Martha supports the advancement of women and men in policy making through education and culture affirmation.  She supports information technology jobs, and fair wages, also she has identified vulnerable populations such as homeless, immigrants in addition to lack of sustainable jobs and affordable housing. 

Martha has deep roots in the community and has lived in Temecula 24 year and military spouse for 30 years. She raised her four daughters and is a proud grandmother. She participated in organizing LULAC 3190 Riverside Community Health Fair; she addresses Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Perris, and Temecula Council Members advocating for local mental health programs, housing-first model for homeless, and voting rights.

Martha brings a clear understanding about the challenges in our community and advocates for inclusion at policy making, supports immigration reform, fair paying jobs, affordable housing, community engagement, so that we can invest in policies to improve quality of life. I believe together we are strong!


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • California Democratic Party
  • Riverside County Democratic Party
  • Temecula Valley Democrats

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

One of the tenets of my political philosophy is to empower our communities engaging in public policy, to run for office, and to improve socioeconomic quality of life through active participation in education.

 I’m an immigrant, as Naturalized US Citizen immigration reform is very important to preserve our nation of many legacy. Our country is strong, because its diversity and access to the “American Dream”.

Similarly, education and sustainable employment on information technology, renewable energy, and bio-research and development implemented in local colleges and universities offering certificates and academic degrees in these fields to create a strong economy.

A healthy community is a prosperous and safe community; affordable health care and health care for all should be a major tenet in our country. Stop pharma lobbying. Expanding and improving mental health care through a rigorous campaign to de-stigmatized and accessibility must be at the forefront at local and national discussion.

Lastly, I’d like to champion these issues working diligently for social justice, women reproductive rights, and home-first model to end homelessness.   



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