Raymond P. Martinez

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Raymond P. Martinez
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New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chair & Chief Administrator
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 1, 2010
Preceded by Shawn B. Sheekey
Deputy Chief of Protocol of the United States
In office
December 12, 2005 – 2009
President George W. Bush
New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles
In office
2000–2005
Preceded by Richard E. Jackson, Jr.
Succeeded by Nancy A. Naples
Personal details
Political party Republican
Alma mater B.S. C.W. Post
J.D. St. John's University
Profession Attorney

Raymond P. Martinez is the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chair & Chief Administrator in the Cabinet of Governor Chris Christie. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Protocol for the United States Department of State and as New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.

Biography[edit]

Martinez is a graduate of St. John's University School of Law and C.W. Post College of Long Island University.

From 1989 through 2005, Martinez served on numerous White House advance teams for domestic and international trips of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. In President Ronald Reagan's administration, he was Deputy Director for Scheduling and Advance at the White House for First Lady Nancy Reagan and also served as a Special Assistant at the New York Regional Office of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Previously, Martinez worked as a Legislative Aide for the New York State Senate.

Martinez served as New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles under Governor George Pataki from December 2000 to December 2005; as Assistant General Counsel to the Long Island (New York) Power Authority; as Special Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff for the New York State Attorney General; and as an attorney in private practice.

Martinez was sworn in as Deputy Chief of Protocol of the United States on December 12, 2005. As Deputy Chief, Mr. Martinez served as the chief operating officer of the Office of the Chief of Protocol, as well as Acting Chief of Protocol in the absence of the Chief. In this role, Mr. Martinez oversaw the visits of chiefs of state, heads of government and other international dignitaries who were in the United States to meet with the President, Vice President or Secretary of State. He also accompanied delegations representing the President at official ceremonies abroad.

On February 1, 2010, Martinez was nominated to the position of Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission by Governor Chris Christie. He directs approximately 2,400 employees at 71 locations throughout the state.[1]

Martinez resides in Middletown Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey.[1]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "U.S. Deputy Chief of Protocol, Whitehouse.gov".

Government offices
Preceded by
Richard E. Jackson, Jr.
New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles
December 2000 – December 2005
Succeeded by
Nancy A. Naples
Preceded by
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Deputy Chief of Protocol of the United States
December 12, 2005 – 2009
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Shawn B. Sheekey
New Jersey Commissioner of Motor Vehicles
February 1, 2010 – present
Succeeded by
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