Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Ex-Pecos Mayor Paul Martinez Jr. Dies at 77.(Obituary)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Paul "Pablito" Martinez Jr., who served as Pecos' mayor for more than two decades and was a descendant of some of the village's founders, died Tuesday at 77.

He was Pecos' mayor for 23 years, leaving office in the mid-1970s, and also served for 14 years on Pecos School District's board.

"He was elected (mayor) numerous times," his daughter, Agnes C de Baca, said. "Nobody would run against him."

Martinez had a hand in a number of community projects, C de Baca said. They included development and paving of sidewalks and streets, erecting streetlights, initiating a scholarship fund for area students and the community's first water system in the 1950s. …

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