Diane J. Martinez, a lifelong resident of Paramount, has been a member of the City Council since 1994. She is currently serving her sixth term as Mayor.
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 the City's representative for the California Contract Cities Association, the League of California Cities, and the Southern California Association of Governments, and a member of the Gateway Cities/COG SR-91/I-605/I-405 Corridor Cities Committee, the Paramount Sister City Committee, the City Council/Paramount School District Ad Hoc Committee, the Paramount Women's Club, the Southern California Edison Advisory Board, and the St. Pius X/St. Pius Academy Advisory Board.
In her spare time, Martinez enjoys playing golf. She is a longtime member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Paramount.