Jack Martins

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Jack Martins
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New York Senate District 7
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAmerican University
J.D.St. John's University of Law
ProfessionAttorney/Mayor, Village of Mineola
Office website
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.


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


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

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


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


Television Spot, Budget and Tax Reform[1]

Campaign themes

Martin's campaign website highlighted five legislative priorities:

  • "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."[2]



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.[3][4]

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


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.[5]

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.[6]

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


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


In 2010, Martins raised a total of $713,290 in campaign contributions.[7]

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


Martins and his wife Paula have four children.

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