“I believe there has to be a balance with our economy, environment, and quality of life.”

This election is about growth as a community, not growth of the community.

Community Involvement

Ray Martinez participating in one of many community events such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. march from CSU to Old Town.  Building relationships with CSU, and valuing human rights.


Honoring Veterans

Ray served three years in the United States Army in Thailand and stateside duty — also earning the Army Commendation Medal.


Helping the Youth

With a particular interest in working with youth, he co-founded an organization known as Neighborhoods United.

Choose Ray

Ray Martinez grew up in Fort Collins and has more than 30 years of experience in public service, including serving three terms as mayor of Fort Collins (1999-2005).  He served three years in the United States Army in Thailand and stateside duty and earned the Army Commendation Medal.

Martinez began his career in the Fort Collins Police Department in 1974. During his tenure, he worked closely with Hispanic community leaders, youth and athletes to improve the relationships between the community and law enforcement. He also became an expert witness in the field of identification, recognition, and investigation of dangerous drugs.

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  • Protecting our environment
  • Economic Vitality and employment
  • Working with the youth of America
  • Enhancing the quality of life for all segments of our community


A message from Ray Martinez


A message from Mayor Karen Weitkunat