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Together a Nation Under God

Early Life

Born in a small town of Bolivia, Maria Martin (Maria Eugenia Villavicencio Alvarez) is an immigrant to the United States from humble beginnings. From running bared feet in the Amazon town of Reyes to holding art exhibits in Italy, in Washington D. C.,and Virginia. To published a book and speaking in conferences and seminars in the United States and in Bolivia, as well as winning a beauty and talent pageant in the most popular hispanic festival in Washington D. C. (Now called Fiesta DC). Maria was raised Catholic with four other siblings.  In her early twenties Maria had an amazing experience with Christ who transformed her life. Now, looking back, she realizes that all her experiences have shaped her life. 


Faith & Family

While her husband was stationed overseas in Italy, Philip, their second child was born.  Maria learned to paint, using oil on canvas. As an artist, she has held art exhibits in various places, including the Bolivian Embassy. You can see her art here


Maria first came to the United States as a student. While living in Maryland she attended a community college, where she studied English and a variety of business classes. Maria returned to Bolivia; and then, seven years later, was offered sponsorship to the United States, and this time found herself in San Diego, California. In San Diego she met her husband, a career Navy man while attending church. Maria is grateful of being a wife and the mother of three children. Her oldest is a Marine Corps veteran and a biology teacher, her son is an Army Captain, and her youngest daughter is a writer and film director.

Family in the Palau, Italy port.
Maria and her three children
Maria Martin's campaign event
Grace Church community service

Maria has volunteered at the National Marine Corps Museum (NMCM). She has also volunteered as an interpreter for the church they attended in Woodbridge, Virginia. During that time she served on a mobile team to help during the devastating hurricane Harvey storm in Houston Texas. Maria dedicates her time to other efforts she believes are important.

Maria and her family were active members of a local church since 1996.  There she served in the Pastoral Team as a counselor, interpreter, altar ministry, ambassador in the welcoming center, and as a worker and member in the building program. Since 2019 they have been attending Grace Church of Fredericksburg, where she collaborates serving the community.  

Maria is member of the Republican Women of Prince William club (RWPW) and a member of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women (VFUW) Nominating Committee in the 7th Congressional District of Virginia.

Maria has been married for over 33 years to Philip C. Martin, together, they have raised their three wonderful children. Their family continues to seek the guidance of the Lord for their everyday journey to be found humble and worthy of the promises of Christ.

The Marine Corps Museum
Community service in Texas
Christmas community celebration

Maria is a small business owner, a published author, "Eternal Life" 2007, which is published in both English and Spanish, “Vida Eterna”. Maria and her youngest daughter, Carolena are co-editing a children’s book. Maria M​artin  is running for legislative office because she believes that laws define a nation and its people. She has been an American Citizen since 1997. If you have question please do not hesitate to contact Maria.

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