About Martina Elected to her third full term in 2020, Martina, a financial advisor and lifelong resident of Northeast Philadelphia, was first elected on March 24, 2015 in a special election to fill an open seat in the 170th District. She became the first new Republican elected in Philadelphia in 25 years. The 170th District includes the neighborhoods of Bustleton, Millbrook, Parkwood and Somerton. Martina’s most notable bills would create a sustainable funding source to help our schools without increasing the burden on taxpayers; protect our police officers and their families; and to make sanctuary cities liable for damages committed by illegal immigrants who commit crimes against citizens. Martina is the Secretary of the House Republican Caucus and currently serves on the Rules Committee and the Committee on Committees. As a financial advisor, Martina, who lives in Parkwood, guided families and small business owners on how to best accomplish their financial goals. There, she saw the challenges of raising children, and dealing with the high cost of education and health care which helped inspire her to seek office to assist working families across the Commonwealth. The first member of her immediate family to graduate from college, Martina received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College.