Watsonville native and Salinas resident Morgan Martinez, daughter of Watsonville Councilman Emilio Martinez, has been asked to be a guest panelist at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School "Harvard’s premier arena for political speech, discussion and debate."
Morgan Martinez, who has been working in politics since 2007, was invited to participate in Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2012. This quadrennial event will begin with dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 28 and run all day on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
The Institute’s Campaign for President series was created in 1972 to provide a rare exchange of views and confidences about the strategies and tactics employed by the key decision makers in a presidential campaign. These conversations make for a fascinating and lively discussion, which is then edited and published by the Institute of Politics in an effort to allow future candidates, managers, journalists and scholars to better understand the nature of modern presidential campaigns.
Morgan Martinez was Director of Digital Strategy for Louisianan Governor Buddy Roamer's presidential bid. Governor Roemer was up for a Shorty award, honoring the best of Twitter and social media, he was also nominated for Mashable's 2011 Must- Follow Politician on Social Media and the campaign's social media strategy for the Governor has been praised by Mashable, The Atlantic, Tech President and has been mentioned on MSNBC, Fox News and other major television networks.
Martinez has worked for local elected officials Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, City Councilman Steve McShane, Sheriff Candidate Fred Garcia and her father City Councilman Emilio Martinez.
Martinez is a graduate of Notre Dame Salinas and University of the Pacific Stockton. She currently lives in Salinas California and is Vice President of the Board at Notre Dame Salinas High School.