Pioneer. Leader. Servant. Fighter.
I came to Congress to break through the gridlock and get things done for Southern Arizonans. That’s exactly what I’ve done.
Since being elected, I’ve passed nine bills through the House and two into law, something just 6% of today’s House lawmakers have been able to accomplish.
I’ve led the fight to keep the A-10 fully funded and flying, including successfully getting an amendment passed providing $100 million for new A-10 wing upgrades.
I’ve fought to improve our trade infrastructure, like the Douglas Port of Entry, and to keep our ports fully staffed, including passing a bill into law to fast-track veterans for border jobs. I’ve also advanced funding for local transportation construction projects that could bring tens of thousands of new jobs to our area.
And, not least of all, I’ve won battles to ensure equal treatment for female service members and veterans.
A lot of politicians simply talk about get results. I have a record that speaks for itself. I am humbled by this opportunity to serve, and I’m asking for your support to continue fighting to expand economic opportunity in Southern Arizona and make sure our country and communities are kept safe.
During her time in the Air Force, Martha flew for over 325 combat hours in the A-10 Warthog. Deployed to the Afghanistan and the Middle East and led planning and oversight of counterterrorism operations in Africa. Martha retired from the United States Air Force as a full Colonel in 2010.
“Like many of you, I am frustrated with the dysfunction and lack of leadership in Washington DC. We have people “serving” in Congress who are more interested in their next election instead of the next generation and what is best for the community and country. That is not the definition of service.”
Southern Arizona First
Martha was and is very involved in the Tucson community. She is a former recipient of the Tucson YWCA Women on the Move Award. And in 2002, the Tour of the Tucson Mountains bike race was dedicated to her. Two years later, the Women’s Studies Advisory Council at the University of Arizona recognized Martha as one of three “Women Who Lead.” Martha served as a board member of Teen Challenge of Arizona, an internationally renowned faith-based addiction recovery program. Additionally, Martha served as Commissioner on the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission.
In 2014, Martha was elected to Congress.