Claudia Martino has lived in Florida for 32 years. After college, she worked as a journalist in the Chicago area and the Mississippi Delta. She also taught university level journalism until she became a national field operations manager in the corporate sector for 24 years. In 2017, she retired to Sebastian. Martino has been a leader in Democratic politics since the 2012 Obama campaign in Broward County where she served as a neighborhood leader and also volunteered for Clinton in 2016 and for the midterms in 2018.