James Martin, Alabama Representative

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James Martin
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Alabama House of Representatives District 42
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Coroner
James Martin was a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 42nd District from 1998 to 2010.


Martin's professional experience includes working as coroner for Chilton County and Co-Owner of Martin Funeral Home Incorporated.

Martin is a member of the Alabama Funeral Directors' Association, Chilton County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, First Baptist Church and the Clanton Country Club.[1]

Issue positions

Martin did not provide answers to the Alabama State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Committee assignments

Martin formerly served on the following committees:



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Martin lost his re-election bid to the 42nd District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He was defeated by Kurt Wallace in the November 2 general election.[3]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 42 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Wallace (R) 9,382
James Martin (D) 5,452


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Martin was re-elected to the 42nd District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Allen Caton (R).[4]

Martin raised $142,262 for his campaign, while Caton raised $35,223.[5]

Alabama State House, District 42 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Martin (D) 7,950
Allen Caton (R) 5,061

Campaign donors


In 2006, Martin collected $142,262 in donations.

Below are Martin's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[6]

Contributor 2006 total
Seth Hammett Campaign $24,500
AL Education Assoc $10,000
Business Council of Alabama $7,500
Environmental Campaign Fund $5,000
AL State Employees Assoc $4,728

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Alabama House District 42
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