Commissioner Martinez-Kratz was elected to the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners effective January 1, 2013.
Commissioner Martinez-Kratz has lived in Michigan for the past 48 years and has called Chelsea home since 1998. In 1990, Kent married his wife, Marina Martinez-Kratz, who is a Professor of Nursing at Jackson Community College. Kent is a proud parent to three children, Max 15, Jesse 14, and Sierra 9, who all attend school in the Chelsea School District. As a family, they share a love of gardening, running, reading, and politics!
Kent has proudly served the citizens of Chelsea, Michigan since 2005, when he was elected to the Chelsea City Council. Kent’s Chelsea City Council service included liaison to the Chelsea School Board, liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals, and he served as a Chelsea Recreation Board member.
Kent is a graduate of Michigan State University and completed a Master’s Degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University. Following in his parent’s footsteps, Kent is certified as a special education teacher and holds an Emotionally Impaired Endorsement. He has dedicated his life to helping children with unique learning needs and works every day to inspire children of all levels to reach their fullest potential.
“I wish to dedicate my efforts on the Board of Commissioners to make Washtenaw an attractive community for families, residents, and businesses. I look forward to bringing people together to find common ground and solutions to the issues facing Washtenaw County.”