Diane Janet Martinez (born January 14, 1953) is an American politician who served in the California State Assembly from 1992 until 1998. A resident of Monterey Park, she ran for state Insurance Commissioner in 1998. In the Democratic primary, she was nominated over Hal Brown, Jr., a Marin County Supervisor and cousin of current California Governor Jerry Brown. Martinez lost the general election to the incumbent Republican, Chuck Quackenbush.
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|California State Assemblywoman, 49th District
1992 – 1998
|Party political offices|
|Democratic Nominee, Insurance Commissioner
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