Diane J. Martinez, a lifelong resident of Paramount, has been a member of the City Council since 1994. She has served as the City's Mayor for five terms.
Martinez earned her Bachelor's degree in liberal studies from California State University, Long Beach. She went on to earn a teaching credential in multiple subjects, a preliminary credential in education administration and a Master's degree in education administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is a full-time elementary school teacher in the El Rancho Unified School District.
Martinez is Past President of the California Contract Cities Association (CCCA), which represents 65 member cities that depend on contracts and collaboration between governments to deliver services to residents. She is also a member of the Paramount Sister City Committee, the City Council/Paramount School District Ad Hoc Committee, the Paramount Women's Club, and the Southern California Edison Advisory Board.
In her spare time, Martinez enjoys playing golf. She is a longtime member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Paramount.