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Manuel Martin Announces that he is “Stepping Down”



SACRAMENTO, CA – Manuel Martin formally announced his candidacy on on February 25, 2012. Two days later, Martin sent an e-mail that announced that he would be stepping down. He was one of six candidates vying for the 13th Assembly District. The newly created district includes candidates Susan Talamantes Eggman, Khalid Jafri, Benjamin Y. Wong, Jennet Stebbins and Xochitl Raya Paderes.

“Recent events in my life have caused me to re-evaluate what is truly important in life and what should receive my utmost attention,” Said Martin in the e-mail.

Martin is a first generation American from the Azores of Portugal. He was running as tea party candidate and describes himself as “a die-hard, constitution loving American.” His philosophy: “life, liberty and property.” He believes in eradicating governmental policies that infringe on people’s natural rights, with the goal of promoting economic freedom.

Manuel noted that hearing his grandparents talk about life in the old country — the Azores of Portugal— gave him a perspective of the great opportunities America offers. He is the founder and chairman of the Stockton Tea Party Patriots. “This State’s economic condition keeps on deteriorating,” said Martin. “Sacramento can’t seem to keep their tentacles from infringing on the private sector, whether it be in manufacturing, agriculture or retail, the bureaucrats won’t leave entrepreneurs alone to create jobs, to provide for their families and society.”

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3 thoughts on “Manuel Martin Announces that he is “Stepping Down”

  1. Thanks Steve for the kind words. I must point out this articles dates are incredibly inaccurate, as i had been running for many months before deciding to step down. I may run in the future, we’ll see if California is truly ready for a liberty candidate.

    Posted by Manuel Martin | June 5, 2012, 5:31 pm
    • Hi Manuel,

      If dates are innacurate you should have let us know so we can print a correction. We pride ourselfs on having accurate data and if errors are found to correct them. However, there is a difference between making an announcement to the press/public and running your campaign. The story in Bilingual Weekly notes the date of your announcement not the length of your campaign. According to our documentation you had made your formal annoucnement to Bilingual Weekly that you were running two days prior to stepping down. If this is innacurate please send us an email otherwise at info@bilingualweekly.com

      Thank you,
      Bilingual Weekly

      Posted by bilingualweekly | June 5, 2012, 6:38 pm
  2. Too bad, Manuel; you would have been a breath of fresh air! There are more cross-over Republican to Tea Party folks in the Valley than most realize, and just running on that platform alone, you may have won very handily indeed. I believe the honeymoon should be well over for all the grifters in this state, particularly in Stockton, which is on the threshold of going broke.

    Posted by Steve Anthony Alva | March 2, 2012, 8:02 am

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