Kendall Martinez-Wright

Kendall Martinez-Wright

Missouri House, District 05, MO

Kendall is a resilient woman, community organizer, and a statewide LGBTQ and Human Rights legislative strategist. As a child, Kendall, along with her mother and younger sister, made the move from Chicago, IL where she was born, and moved to Palmyra, MO for a better quality of life. Upon graduating from Palmyra High School in 2012, Kendall relocated to the Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City, to attend Lincoln University.

During her tenure at Lincoln University, she became a critical advocate for policy and legislative action that impacted funding for education and civil rights. She has served as the leader for social justice marches, fundraising campaigns, and statewide initiatives. 

In serving as a leader in various organizations and organizing bodies, Kendall understands the power of utilizing data to inform decisions and establishing options that disrupt binary narratives. Her focus is to create opportunities that provide District 5 residents with the agency and access to contribute to a community designed by the people, for the people. Kendall currently resides in her hometown of Palmyra.