Former Area Rep Anthony Boots Martinez Vows to Finance Legal Battle for Recall Petition

Former Area Rep Anthony Boots Martinez Vows to Finance Legal Battle for Recall Petition

But how will Martinez finance his legal battle for the recall petition? Martinez says that being represented by attorneys like Dean Barrow and Dickie Bradley is not cheap, but it is a sacrifice he is willing to make. He says he will be taking on the expense without any financial support from the United Democratic Party (UDP).  Despite that, Martinez says that for the people of Port Loyola, he is prepared to see the case through, and he has his pension and social security benefits to help him do it. 

Anthony “Boots” Martinez, Former Area Representative: “Me and the people from Port Loyola are no party. Not a party at all. I think some part of the party has some fundamental differences that is for their view but that is not the view of the people of Port Loyola. We want, listen to me, what I am fighting for this is a dangerous trend in my view in the democracy of this country to have people thwart the will of the people. This is the will of the people. The people have a right to sign a petition. The people have right for Elections and Boundaries to verify the signature. Man what is so hard about that ? How you mean get the funds from ? First and foremost I have to remind people that I am pensioneer. Handsomely paid four time representative to start with and all of that happened due to the will of the people of Port Loyola. My pension is that higher of that of an elected representative you know. Plus I’m sixty years old and I’m getting Social Security pension too and part of getting social security pension is because the people of Port Loyola kept me in a job so long so I qualify. So can invest on them, at least for the will of the people.”

Martinez added that he feels the government is trying to stall Usher’s recall due to the pending general elections, but he is confident the courts can dispose of the matter before that happens.

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