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State of CaliforniaCandidate for GovernorNewsom Replacement

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Diego Martinez

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My Top 3 Priorities

  • If you do the crime, you are going to do the time. No more early releases from jail. Bring back respect to the police and sheriff officers. Give them the support and funding that is currently lacking to bring back "Law and Order."
  • Water is important to the survival of the human race. We are ready to fight for our water rights. For more information, please check out our website.
  • Education – We believe in school choice in every school. We will fight against the school unions for the best education for our children and hold each school district accountable. Therefore, our schools will be the best in the nation.



Profession:Fugitive Recovery Agent, Business Owner, Bail Bond
Owner, DM Services/ Diego Martinez Bail Bonds (2015–current)


Casino High School Dipola, General Education (1994)


I have worked for multi-million dollar businesses that were on the edge of closing their doors.  I turned their business around and made them profitable.  I say the State of California should be ran like a business.  Every department should be audited and see where exactly our money is going.  Eliminate the taxes that don’t make sense like the gas tax and the extra taxes on our DMV fees since that money isn’t going to fix the roads.  I have a LOT to offer since I am a successful businessman and NOT a career politician!!!  For more information, please visit my website:


Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (3)

How would you address California’s need for affordable housing for low- and moderate-income earners? Please include specific proposals.
Answer from Diego Martinez:

There is no doubt that affordable housing needs to be part of the equation but until the cost gets realistic, other options need to be considered. There are many buildings owned by various government entities. These properties could be repurposed and remodeled for affordable housing.  

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How would you address the issue of California’s residents who are unhoused? Please include specific proposals.
Answer from Diego Martinez:

The homeless is a state problem rather than a regional or individual County or City problem. All cities and Counties need to form a single JPA that develops a unified plan that address all stakeholders’ interests. It needs to be flexible, managed by the State with the assistance of other agency representatives and be implemented by means of a unified authoriy. The other problem is the lack of low-income available housing. Construction fees and licenses can often cost more than land itself. Most communities use a complicated review process that can be expensive, time-consuming, and give NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard) activists power to block new housing or drag the approval process out for years.


Additionally, every existing drug and needle dispensary throughout the state will be shut down. We can’t enable the homeless any longer. They will have a choice, shut down or convert to a health care or mental health facility for the homeless.


One idea that could gain favor is to have the private sector take over the management of the facilities. Faith based groups, habitat for Humanity, and other private building groups could build, remodel and repurpose buildings to provide shelter. To keep cost down, Modular construction and standard specification could be used and projects would not be subject to Prevailing wages. Able bodied homeless could be trained, and provide sweat equity to offset tax payer’s contribution.


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What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of all Californians?  Please include specific proposals.
Answer from Diego Martinez:

Notwithstanding, the wasted water that is being diverted to the ocean the current water use pattern is unsustainable, and there is a large and growing gap between the water desired and the water made available by nature. Diego knows that changes need to be made to address California future water usage and to save our farms and our way of life.

  • Improving Agricultural Water-Use Efficiency (drip systems where possible)
  • Improving Urban Water-Use Efficiency 1.(Repair leaks on public systems and private systems and replace as needed) 2. (Fine those who water when it is raining & Impose Fines)
  • Greater Water Reuse- Gray Water, reclaimed for irrigation
  • Expanding Storm-water Capture and Use
  • Work with the private sector to build more desalination plants and sell excess water to neighboring states


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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

“I’m proud to have become an American Citizen and proud to call California my home. This is why I have decided to run for Governor of California. I have watched career politicians make laws, over tax and over regulate our State. I have watched our State go from a small business friendly environment to an almost punitive attitude toward small business forcing many to leave the State.

I care for our State and our future. I worry that if we the people don’t take back our State soon, there won’t be a State to take back or to fight for. It’s time we put a real Californian in office. A Blue-collar person who will stand and fight for the California people not the Special Interests who are intertwined with the elite chosen few.

I’m not a career politician nor do I ever want to be. However, I feel now is the time that we the people need to come together to defend our God given rights afforded to us under the US Constitution as well as the California State Constitution. I am running for Governor so I can give voice to the real California people not just the elite class. I stand for real solutions for real California problems.”

Position Papers

Public Safety


Californians deserve to be safe from harm and feel secure in their communities, however, California cities have seen an increase in burglaries, car thefts, and violent crimes all while violent felons are released early and allowed to roam our streets without respect for the rights of their victims.

As a Fugitive Recovery Agent, I understand the consequences of allowing criminals to take over the streets. I will make sure that law breakers are prosecuted. I will require bail when appropriate. I will eliminate sanctuary cities and I will not defund the police.

I will support the hard working law enforcement professionals who keep us safe. He will also expect public safety officers to meet the highest standards as they fulfill their oath to protect the public. And he will work to ensure violent criminals are held accountable for their actions.

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Social Media Information


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Instagram:  Diego Martinez (@diegoforgovernor2022) • Instagram photos and videos

You Tube:  Diego Martinez for Governor - YouTube

LinkedIn:  Diego Martinez for CA Governor | LinkedIn

Twitter:  Diego Martinez (@diegoforcali22) / Twitter


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Videos (1)

— August 4, 2021 Diego Martinez for CA Governor Campaign

My speech at a "Patriots for Freedom" event on July 5, 2021!

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