Florida TaxWatch honors Bob and Mary Martinez with Citizenship Institute title | Florida Dispensaries

Florida TaxWatch honors Bob and Mary Martinez with Citizenship Institute title

Florida TaxWatch honored former Gov. Bob Martinez and his wife, Mary Jane, Wednesday evening, announcing the renaming of the organization’s Citizenship Institute with the pairs’ namesake.

The pair was recognized by state and local leaders, who praised their work for Floridians and on the national stage. The Citizenship Institute, a program that mentors and teaches young Florida business and community leaders about the impact of policy and civics, will now take on the title of “The Governor Bob and Mary Jane Martinez Citizenship Institute.”

Bob Martinez was instrumental in establishing the program, heading the Florida TaxWatch’s Citizenship Institute when it was founded over seven years ago.

“You guys, both together, epitomize what great citizenship is all about,” said Dominic Calabro, Florida TaxWatch president and CEO.

Bob Martinez served as Florida’s first Hispanic Governor from 1987 to 1991 and was appointed by former President George H.W. Bush to the Cabinet position of Drug Czar. Before taking the Governor’s office, Martinez served as Tampa Mayor. After his political service, he joined Holland and Knight as a senior policy adviser.

“Don’t let anybody talk you out of whatever it is you want to do,” Martinez said after recounting his experience in politics. “The institute plays

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