Martinez: Schroder-Hatch wed in Italy

Hatch-Shroder in Paris

Hatch-Schroder in Paris

That was a short engagement.

Three days after Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder popped the question and presented a ring to Suzanne Hatch, the pair married in Stresa, Italy, on Aug. 5.

They are honeymooning in Paris, the source of this picture on her Facebook page.  Hatch is a teacher and Martinez resident. She is also the daughter of Carol Hatch, Rep. George Miller’s retired district director.

The pending Hatch-Schroder merger was apparently one of the worst-kept secrets in Martinez.  I was at Armandos on Friday night (a music club downtown) and the locals say they knew the mayor was getting married.

Schroder will return from Europe and start his re-election campaign for mayor. He has two opponents although neither appears to pose much of a challenge yet.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen