Grier Martin

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Grier Martin
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North Carolina House of Representatives, District 34
Incumbent
In office
2005 - 2013, June 3, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position (current service)1
Years in position (previous service)8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJune 1, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Dakota House of Representatives
2005-2013
Education
Bachelor'sDavidson College
J.D.University of North Carolina School of Law
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1991-Present
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Grier Martin is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 34. He was first appointed to the chamber on June 1, 2013, replacing the outgoing Deborah K. Ross (D). He currently serves as the Democratic Conference Co-Chair.

Following an announcement in early May 2013 by Ross that she would resign, Martin expressed an interest in being appointed to her seat. Martin declined to challenge Ross in the 2012 election after being redrawn into the same district following the 2010 census. Without opposition, Martin was nominated by Wake County Democrats on May 28, 2013, and Governor Pat McCrory (R) appointed him, as dictated by state law, to serve the remainder of Ross' term on June 1, 2013. Martin was sworn in on the night of June 3, 2013.[1][2][3]

Martin represented District 34 from 2005 to 2013.

Biography

Martin earned his B.A. from Davidson College in 1991 and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1995. His professional experience includes working as a practicing attorney since 1995. He has served in the United States Army Reserve since 1991.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Martin served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Martin served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Grier Martin was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Martin did not run for re-election in 2012.

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Martin won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He faced Republican challenger Steven Henion in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[6][7]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 34 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Grier Martin (D) 15,234 54.17%
Steve Henion (R) 12,886 45.83%

2008

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Martin won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[8] $191,710 was raised for this campaign.[9]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 34
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Grier Martin (D) 24,065
J.H. Ross (R) 16,102

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Martin is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Martin raised a total of $1,159,751 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[10]

Grier Martin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 34 Won $414,768
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 34 Won $191,710
2006 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 34 Won $167,036
2004 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 34 Won $386,237
Grand Total Raised $1,159,751

2010

Martin won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Martin raised a total of $414,768.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

2011–2012

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 26 to June 18. A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. In 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from May 16 to July 3.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.

Personal

Martin and his wife, Louise, have one child. They currently reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Deborah K. Ross (D)
North Carolina House - District 34
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 34
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Deborah K. Ross (D)