Fred S. Martin
|Fred S. Martin|
|Idaho State Senate District 15|
|December 1, 2012-Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Place of birth||Tyee, ID|
Martin's professional experience includes working as a former teacher and owner of Satellite Systems, Incorporated. He served in the Idaho National Guard.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Martin served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Human Resources|
|• Health and Welfare|
Martin's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I am pro-family, pro-education, pro-life. I believe in the Republican Party’s values of lower taxes, less government and personal responsibilities. If elected I will focus on education and jobs."
- Excerpt: "About 65.5% of state general funds goes to education in Idaho. I have the educational background, having been a teacher, to see that those funds are properly spent."
- Excerpt: "Because of the economy, many people in Idaho are hurting; many are out of work or underemployed. The state has several responsibilities: Keep taxes as low as possible; Provide the best education for our children; Adequately fund essential services; Make Idaho a people-friendly and business-friendly place"
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012
Martin won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 15. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Betty Richardson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Idaho State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Fred S. Martin||52.1%||9,545|
Comprehensive donor information for Martin is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Martin raised a total of $106,475 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.
|Fred S. Martin's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Idaho State Senate, District 15||$106,475|
|Grand Total Raised||$106,475|
2012Martin won election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Martin raised a total of $106,475.
|Idaho State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Fred S. Martin's campaign in 2012|
|Martin, Fred S||$42,200|
|Martin Web Services||$6,500|
|Fred S Martin||$6,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$106,475|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Idaho Freedom Index
The Idaho Freedom Foundation, an Idaho-based, nonprofit educational research institute, released its "Idaho Freedom Index" in 2013. The index intended to show how Idaho legislators voted on the principles the Foundation seeks to promote. It measured each state legislator based on two tiers, which include whether legislators voted for or against bills that would create or eliminate government agencies, programs, and regulations, and bills that would impact the free market in a positive or negative way. Scores ranged from the highest possible score for members of the state Senate (194 points) and for members of the state House (180 points). A higher score indicated that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Foundation. Martin received a score of -83 points in the 2013 index, ranking 33rd out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.
Martin and his wife, Darla, have six children.
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- Official campaign website
- Idaho State Senate - Fred S. Martin
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Fred Martin, "Issues," accessed October 21, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "2012 primary election results," May 15, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, “November 6, 2012 General Election Results,” accessed December 27, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Martin, Fred S," accessed August 30, 2013
- Idaho Freedom Foundation "2013 Freedom Index," accessed August 19, 2013
John Andreason (R)
|Idaho State Senate District 15
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