Letters to the Editor: Readers call on Councilwoman Nury Martinez to resign after he admitted to kissing a city employee. Here is an excerpt from his story in the Ledger-Enquirer:
My name is Nury Martinez and I am a Councilman. I have been a State Representative for the City of Mesa for the last three years. During my first term, I was an elected State Representative, and I was also a State Rep. Councilwoman for the same period of time. Councilwoman Martinez, you have been a State Representative for the City of Mesa and at one point had also been appointed as the City Councilwoman of Mesa.
In the course of my political career, I never once had a sexual relationship with another individual. In addition, I also have never had a physical relationship with a city employee.
Now, as a result of you having a sexual relationship with the individual in question in the current issue of the Ledger-Enquirer, the media is calling you a liar. I am not calling you any name, but instead I am urging you to step down as a State Representative and as a Councilwoman of Mesa.
This is your first offense, and now the council has to act in order for the City of Mesa to function. Please, I ask you to resign as a Councilwoman of Mesa. Please also step down as a state representative.
After seeing the story on Nury Martinez of the Ledger-Enquirer, my initial reaction is to question Martinez’ honesty and honor. On Tuesday of this week, while I was at home, I heard from a friend that Martinez is a liar and a con artist.
In my opinion, Martinez attempted to use city employee Karen Sirock as a pawn and had a sexual relationship with her as a result. When I returned to the scene of the alleged act, I was confronted by Martinez who called the entire incident a rumor.
I immediately reported what I saw. I spoke to four different women who all saw Martinez the night of the alleged incident. In short, each of these women who saw Martinez the night of the alleged incident confirmed that Martinez acted in a dishonest manner,