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also known as Robert Martinez

Lawyer , Governor of Florida

Bob Martinez, American Federal official. President Florida League of Cities, 1985-1986.


Martinez, Bob was born on December 25, 1934 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Son of Serafin and Ida (Carreno) Martinez.


Bachelor of Science, University Tampa, 1957. Master of Arts in Labor and Industrial Relations, University Illinois, 1964.


Teacher Hillsborough County, 1957-1962, 63-66. Executive director Hillsborough County Teachers Association, 1966-1975. President Cafe Sevilla Spanish Restaurant, 1975-1983.

Mayor City of Tampa, 1979-1986. Governor State of Florida, 1987-1991. Director Office National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Washington, 1991—1993.

Managing director government consultant Carlton Fields, PA. President Bob Martinez & Company. Senior policy advisory Holland & Knight LLP, Tampa, since 2007.

Lead governor on drug trafficking and substance abuse, chairman southern states energy board National Governors Association, 1989. Director Hillsborough Education Foundation. Honorary director Florida Council on Economic Education.


President Florida League of Cities, 1985—1986. Director Harmony Institute, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Director emeritus The Collins Center.

Board advisors Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. Director, chairman development committee Tampa Bay History Center. Trustee emeritus University Tampa.

Member of Rotary Club of Tampa, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoological Society (director, executive committee member), Florida Council of 100 (honorary).


Married Mary Jane Marino, 1954. Children: Sharon, Alan.

Serafin Martinez

Ida (Carreno) Martinez

Mary Jane Marino

Sharon Martinez

Alan Martinez