Delia comes from a very civically engaged family. Her parents, a firefighter and a stay-at-home mom, were very involved in their community and encouraged their three daughters to give back and pursue higher education. Delia’s upbringing inspired her to dedicate her career to public service and advocating for working families. Following in her father’s footsteps, she became a Firefighter. Her entire career as an Austin Firefighter was spent in fire stations that serve the South Austin community. Remaining committed to public service, Delia left the Austin Fire Department to pursue a law degree and extend the reach of her advocacy.
As an Assistant Attorney General, she advocated for Texas families in the Child Support Division. Delia has also been involved in numerous community-based efforts surrounding affordable housing, education, and fair and equitable district representation. Some of many issues she has and will continue to champion include: fighting to keep Austin affordable; alleviating traffic congestion and improving access to public transit; recruiting businesses that provide jobs with living wages, safety protections, and good benefits; providing resources to encourage health and wellness; and protecting our environment and securing our water supply.
She is married to Ramiro Martinez, Jr. – they welcomed their first daughter, Lourdes, in May of 2015