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Andrew Martin

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Andrew Martin
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Nevada State Assembly, District 9
Incumbent
In office
February 4, 2013 - present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Education
High schoolCommack High School North
Bachelor'sSUNY Binghamton (n/k/a Binghamton University)
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 19, 1964
Place of birthNewark, New Jersey
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Andrew Martin is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Martin is the Democratic candidate for Nevada Controller in the 2014 elections.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Martin served on the following committees:

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services
Judiciary
Legislative Operations and Elections

Elections

2014

See also: Nevada down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Martin is running for Nevada Controller in the 2014 elections. Before running, Martin posted an open letter to his constituents on his website, Martin for Nevada, to ask for their thoughts on his candidacy.[1] Martin was uncontested in the primary election on June 10. 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Martin won election in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 9. Martin defeated Don Watkins in the June 12 primary election and defeated C. Kelly Hurst (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5] Martin is considering a run for Nevada Controller in the 2014 elections.[1]

Nevada State Assembly, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Martin 53.2% 11,276
     Republican C. Kelly Hurst 46.8% 9,930
Total Votes 21,206

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Martin is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Martin raised a total of $319,883 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[6]

Andrew Martin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 9 Won $149,147
2008 Nevada State Assembly, District 13 Defeated $170,736
Grand Total Raised $319,883

2012

Martin won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Martin raised a total of $149,147.
Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andrew Martin's campaign in 2012
Martin, Andrew B.$52,874
Murray, Christopher$5,000
Nevada State Education Association$4,000
Nevada Association Of Realtors$3,000
Mamone, Michael$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$149,147
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Martin lost the election for the Nevada State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Martin raised a total of $170,736.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Nevada

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2013

In 2013, the 77th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 4 through June 4.[7]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills dealing with government regulations, taxes/fees and individual liberty. Citizen Outreach selected 22 Assembly bills and 32 Senate bills to analyze for its scorecard.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record concerning economic freedom and education reform.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on education equity, economic equity, health equity and civil rights.

Controversies

Residency challenge

On October 2, 2012, C. Kelly Hurst filed a criminal complaint in District Court alleging that Martin does not live in the district, and therefore is not only ineligible, but committed a gross misdemeanor through false filing. Martin keeps a condominium in District 9, but also a house in Assembly District 2, which he says is an office. He replied that Martin's complaint was a distraction and a privacy violation. Hurst later called on Martin to suspend his campaign in respect for constituents' wishes for "integrity."[8] As of October 19, the matter was under court review.[9]

On November 5, 2012, the eve of the election, Judge Rob Bare ruled Martin ineligible, citing video evidence and Martin's partner's residency outside of the district. Martin remained on the ballot, and originally planned to appeal.[10]

A month after the judge's decision, Hurst told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he would drop any further challenges to Martin's residency, citing an estimated cost of $50,000 and the fact that the Assembly -- which at the time was controlled by the Democrats, 27-15 -- is constitutionally responsible for judging the qualifications of its members.[11]

Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick (D) told the Review-Journal in June 2013 that she did not see Martin's residency as "being an issue" in a 2014 re-election bid. In the 2013 session, Martin voted for a unsuccessful bipartisan bill that would have changed the definition of a residence to "the place where [a candidate] actually, physically and corporeally" lives, rather than where he or she is "legally domiciled and maintains permanent habitation."[12]

Personal

Martin married Dana Barooshian, his partner since 1986, in Washington, DC on November 10, 2013.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tick Segerblom (D)
Nevada State Assembly District 9
2013–present
Succeeded by
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