|Former candidate for|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 40|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
Martin's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Education is important because a well-educated workforce is the key to a strong economy. Rick is committed to reforming our public education system to make sure tax dollars are spent in the classroom not on “educrats” in Columbia; that good teachers are rewarded; and that classroom discipline is enforced."
- Excerpt: "Crime is on the rise and parts of our state are being overrun by gangs and thugs. It is our duty to provide the resources law enforcement needs to protect us against criminals such as: life without parole for Aggravated Murders; stiff penalties for felons in possession of a firearm and possessing a firearm while committing a drug crime; and mandatory Victim Panels for DUI offense. Rick is not a lawyer and he will only support conservative judges who apply the law fairly and will not hesitate to punish convicted criminals."
- Excerpt: "Our current procedure for appointing judges is antiquated and needs to be changed. Once appointed, judges should be held accountable for their conduct on the bench and the efficiency with which cases are handled. Rick believes that lawyer-legislators should not be allowed to practice before the judges they elect."
- Excerpt: "As a member of the NRA and other pro-gun rights organizations, Rick fully supports the Second Amendment and the rights of gun-owners to protect their families, property, and their rights. Rick also believes that hunting and fishing must be protected as an important part of our cultural tradition."
- Excerpt: "As a Christian, Rick knows that all children are a gift from God, and he absolutely supports protection for the unborn."
Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Walt McLeod was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Richard Martin was unopposed in the Republican primary. McLeod defeated Martin in the general election.
|South Carolina State House, District 40, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Walt McLeod Incumbent||60.1%||6,623|
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- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- South Carolina State Legislature
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
- Vote Richard Martin, "Where Rick Stands," accessed September 29, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official general election results," accessed November 13, 2014
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