Susan Martin

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Susan Martin
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 8
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Master'sUniversity of Richmond, M.B.A.
Personal
ProfessionRetired
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Susan Martin is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 8. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Martin earned her M.B.A. from the University of Richmond. She was employed by IBM prior to retirement.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Appropriations
Commerce and Job Development
Education
Health and Human Services
Public Utilities and Energy
Regulatory Reform

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Martin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Family

  • Excerpt: "I have seen firsthand that our teachers and principals suffer from a top-down approach in our schools where bureaucrats in Raleigh add unnecessary paperwork to their responsibilities and waste our tax dollars before they ever reach the classroom. I am fighting to put an end to that."

Freedom

  • Excerpt: "For our economy to grow out of this recession and provide jobs for out-of-work North Carolinians, we must protect our freedom from excessive government intervention."

Faith

  • Excerpt: "My Christian faith is foundational to my political philosophy. I’m pro-life, and I supported the marriage amendment, which defined marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman."

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Susan Martin was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Bobi Gregory was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Martin defeated Gregory in the general election.[2][3]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 8 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Martin Incumbent 60.8% 17,035
     Democratic Bobi Gregory 39.2% 10,981
Total Votes 28,016

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Martin ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 8. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012. She defeated Mark Bibbs in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Martin 57.2% 24,019
     Democratic Mark Bibbs 42.8% 17,982
Total Votes 42,001

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Martin is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Martin raised a total of $329,397 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[6]

Susan Martin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 8 Won $329,397
Grand Total Raised $329,397

2012

Martin won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Martin raised a total of $329,397.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Susan Martin's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Republican Party$115,807
Bone, Dale C$7,000
Dunn, Billy R$5,625
Forbes Jr, Vance T$4,050
Friends of Ruth Samuelson$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$329,397
Source:Follow the Money

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.

Personal

Martin and her husband, Lew, have two children. They currently reside in Wilson, North Carolina.

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See also

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Edith Warren (D)
North Carolina House - District 8
2013–present
Succeeded by
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