|Board member, Raleigh School Board, At-large|
|Bachelor's||West Virginia University|
|Master's||Marshall University and West Virginia University|
|Service/branch||United States Army, Major|
|Years of service||24|
|Profession||Retired principal, Meadow Bridge High School|
Martine's professional experience includes working as a principal at Meadow Bridge High School. He was a Major in the United States Army from 1971-1995. Martine earned his B.S. in journalism from West Virginia University, his M.A. in journalism from West Virginia University and his M.A. in education administration at Marshall University. He is a member of the Board of Control for the Promise Scholarship, the West Virginia Education Association, the Beckley Appalachian Hospital Advisory Board, Raleigh County Housing Authority, the Salvation Army and the American Legion. He is also active with the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee. Martine and his wife, Gina, have three children.
- See also: Raleigh County Schools elections (2014)
Al Martine faced incumbents Larry D. Ford and Cindy Jafary as well as Jim Fraley, Charlotte Hutchens, John P. Fernald and Marsha K. Smith for one of three at-large seats in the general election on May 13, 2014.
|Raleigh County Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Larry D. Ford Incumbent||18.4%||3,562|
|Nonpartisan||Cindy Jafary Incumbent||17.3%||3,352|
|Nonpartisan||Marsha K. Smith||10.9%||2,108|
|Nonpartisan||John P. Fernald||9.7%||1,873|
|Source: West Virginia Secretary of State, "Official Election Results," accessed June 23, 2014|
Martine did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the West Virginia Secretary of State.
Martine did not receive any endorsements for his campaign.
Martine ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 28. Martine and Jeffry A. Pritt defeated Greg Bailey and Wayne Williams in the May 8 primary election. He was defeated in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 28 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Jeffry A. Pritt||35.3%||2,124|
|Greg A. Bailey||23%||1,385|
What was at stake?
Three seats on the Raleigh County school board were at stake in the May election. Incumbents Larry D. Ford and Cindy Jafary faced newcomers John P. Fernald, Jim Fraley, Charlotte Hutchens, Al Martine and Marsha K. Smith for their respective seats.
Issues in the district
Superintendent steps down
Raleigh County Schools' superintendent, Jim Brown, resigned from his position in March 2014. He cited family health issues as the primary reason for stepping down. The board began interviewing candidates in April 2014 for the position. The new superintendent, David Price, began on July 1, 2014.
About the district
- See also: Raleigh County Schools, West Virginia
Raleigh County underperformed in comparison to the rest of West Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 16.1% of Raleigh County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 17.9% for West Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Raleigh County was $39,325 compared to $40,400 for the state of West Virginia. The poverty rate in Raleigh County was 17.5% compared to 17.6% for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Al + Martine + Raleigh + County + Schools"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Raleigh County Schools
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Al Martine on Facebook
- Al Martine on Twitter
- Al Martine on LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart, "Al Martine III's Biography," accessed April 21, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Elections," accessed April 21, 2014
- WBOY.com, "West Virginia General Election Results November 6, 2012" accessed November 7, 2012
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - General Election - November 6, 2012," accessed February 12, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - Primary Election - May 8, 2012," accessed February 12, 2014
- Douglas Fritz, 59 WVNSTV, "UPDATE: Jim Brown issues statement regarding resignation," March 18, 2014
- Metro News Staff, WV MetroNews, "Interviews Monday in Raleigh County school superintendent search," April 20, 2014
- MetroNews, "Raleigh BOE chooses new school superintendent," April 21, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Raleigh County, West Virginia," accessed April 15, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "West Virginia Voter Registration," accessed April 15, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Raleigh County Schools Elections|
|Raleigh County, West Virginia|
|Election date:||May 13, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Incumbent, Larry D. Ford • Incumbent, Cinday Jafary • John P. Fernald • Jim Fraley • Charlotte Hutchens • Al Martine • Marsha K. Smith|
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|
State of West Virginia
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Schools | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Director of Natural Resources | Commissioner of Labor | Chairman of Public Service Commission |