Republican and Chandler resident Martin Sepulveda announced he has withdrawn from the Arizona State Treasurer race today after receiving news that he will be assigned a new position in the Navy Reserve.
In a statement, Sepulveda said he was re-assigned to a new position in the Navy Reserve that will for him to leave the state for extended periods of time during the election season.
“Serving my country, in time of peace and war, has always been my highest priority and that commitment continues today,” he said.
Sepulveda served on the Chandler City Council for two non-consecutive terms between 1995 and 2000 and 2004 to 2009. He also ran to represent the GOP in the Congressional District 9 in 2012.
Sepulveda serves as a commander in the Navy Reserve and is a veteran of Desert Storm. He founded the Sepulveda Group – a veteran-owned small business that specializes in commercial land development, project entitlements and project management – in 2000.
Sepulveda previously served as a senior business development representative for the Arizona Department of Commerce, president of the Chandler Historical Society and as secretary and vice chairman for the executive board of the East Valley Partnership. He has also served on the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley and the Chandler Education Foundation.
“I appreciate all of the well wishes I have received and I am grateful for the support of my family and friends as well as the citizens I have met on the campaign trail,” he said.