Jack Martins

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Jack Martins
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New York Senate District 7
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAmerican University
J.D.St. John's University of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney/Mayor, Village of Mineola
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jack M. Martins is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Martins earned his bachelor's degree from American University and his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. His professional experience includes serving as the mayor of Minola for eight years.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government, Chair
Banks
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Social Services
Civil Service and Pensions
Insurance

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Martins served on these committees:

Issues


Television Spot, Budget and Tax Reform[1]

Campaign themes

2014

Martins' campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Tax Relief

  • Excerpt: "As a lifelong Nassau resident, Jack understands that delivering tax relief is priority number one for Long Island families. That's why he voted to cut taxes nearly fifty times in the Senate, including cutting income taxes for middle class families to their lowest levels in 60 years. He also supported New York State's property tax cap and passed four on-time, fiscally responsible budgets which closed multi-billion dollar deficits without raising a single tax or fee."

Creating jobs

  • Excerpt: "Jack believes the best way to create jobs is to lower the cost of doing business in New York State and make smart investments in infrastructure. That is why he led the fight to repeal the job killing MTA payroll tax for Long Island small businesses and lowered the corporate and manufacturing tax rates for local businesses. He also fought for additional highway aid and supported the NY Works program to help create jobs and rebuild our infrastructure."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Jack has successfully fought for additional state aid to help schools provide our children with a top quality education. He has helped deliver an over 19% increase state education aid to schools in his Senate district since taking office, with these schools receiving over $167 million in combined state education aid this year alone."

Common Core

  • Excerpt: "As a parent, Jack has been leading the fight against the State Education Department's (SED) failed rollout and implementation of Common Core. He held a public forum for hundreds of local parents and educators so they could voice their concerns directly to the State Education Commissioner. He voted to reform SED's failed Common Core rollout by prohibiting standardized testing for young children (grades pre K-2), placing less emphasis on testing and more on teaching, and protecting our children's private information by halting the state's relationship with inBloom. Additionally, he voted "no" to reappointing the incumbent members of the State Board of Regents who were responsible for the disastrous implementation of Common Core."

Women's Equality

  • Excerpt: "As a husband and father of four daughters, Senator Martins continues to fight for pay equity for women, stronger protections for domestic violence victims, tougher penalties for human trafficking, and new safeguards to protect pregnant women and mothers from employment discrimination. He has cosponsored these measures in the Senate and continues to urge the Assembly to pass them and stop playing politics with women's rights. Jack has also secured state funding for programs and services to help domestic violence victims."

2010

Martin's campaign website highlighted five legislative priorities:[3]

  • "As state senator, Jack Martins promises to vote:
  • Against wasteful spending and to bring the massive state deficit under control.
  • Against higher taxes.
  • To enact tough new ethics standards.
  • To eliminate job-killing regulations and red tape.
  • To make high-quality education affordable and accessible."

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Adam Haber was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jack Martins was unopposed in the Republican primary. Haber also ran on the Working Families Party, Women's Equality Party and Green Party tickets. Martins also ran on the Conservative Party, Independence Party of New York State and Tax Revolt Party tickets. Martins defeated Haber in the general election.[4][5][6]

New York State Senate District 7, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Martins Incumbent 54.8% 40,465
     Democratic Adam Haber 41.8% 30,873
     None Blank 3.3% 2,437
     None Void 0.1% 101
     None Scattering 0% 30
Total Votes 73,906

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Martins ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 7. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Martins defeated Daniel S. Ross (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

New York State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Martins Incumbent 51.8% 58,039
     Democratic Daniel S. Ross 48.2% 53,987
Total Votes 112,026

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Martins was uncontested in the September 14 Republican primary. Martins defeated incumbent Craig Johnson (D) in the general election on November 2. The election was challenged and went under a recount, but eventually, Martins was declared winner as the Appeals court backed his victory.[10][11][12]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 7 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Martins (R) 42,942
Craig Johnson (D) 42,491

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jack Martins is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Jack Martins raised a total of $1,296,312 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[13]

Jack Martins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 7 Won $583,022
2010 New York State Senate, District 7 Won $713,290
Grand Total Raised $1,296,312

2012

Jack Martins won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jack Martins raised a total of $583,022.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jack Martins's campaign in 2012
Physicians Reciprocal Insurers$10,500
150 OCR LLC$10,300
146 OCR LLC$10,300
140 OCR LLC$10,300
160 OCR LLC$10,300
Total Raised in 2012$583,022
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Martins raised a total of $713,290 in campaign contributions.[14]

His four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Nassau County Republican Cmte $250,000
Martins, Jack $80,000
Peri, Vanessa $10,500
Lobato, Marlene $10,500

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[15]

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2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
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Personal

Martins and his wife Paula have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Craig Johnson (D)
New York State Senate District 7
2011–present
Succeeded by
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