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Urbino “Benny” Martinez

Brooks County Sheriff
Martinez has served in public office in Brooks County since 2009 and was elected sheriff in 2016. Previously, he served as a Texas state trooper from 1979 to 2008, when he retired at the rank of sergeant. Martinez joined the Department of Public Safety’s narcotics service in 1990 and led the state’s drug trafficking enforcement efforts.