Postmasters Run in the Martinez Family

Melissa Waterman, Josh Martinez, Joe Martinez and Matt Martinez.

Melissa Waterman, Josh Martinez, Joe Martinez and Matt Martinez.

When Josh Martinez was recently named Postmaster at Annandale, MN, the appointment came with what may be a unique opportunity.

Josh, along with his brother Matt (Gibbon, MN) and sister Melissa Waterman (Rockford, MN) took the oath of office administered by their father, retired Tomah, WI, Postmaster Joe Martinez.

Joe says that he always encouraged his children to at least consider a postal career and especially encouraged them to look at management opportunities because “that’s where you can put what you’ve learned as a craft employee to work, to really make a difference.” To see where his three kids are today was a special moment for the proud dad.

“A real once in a lifetime opportunity,” he said. “To be able to swear in my three kids, I could hardly believe it.”

In addition, Matt’s wife Kimberly is Postmaster in Gaylord, MN, and Melissa’s late husband, Tim Waterman, was Postmaster at Maple Grove, MN. “We’re just one, big, happy postal family,” Kimberly Martinez says.

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