Martin Baker

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Martin Baker
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Missouri, District 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 7, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Martin D. Baker was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Missouri. He was also a candidate in the 2012 Republican primary but was defeated by Robyn Hamlin.[1] He was defeated by Daniel Elder in the Republican primary on August 5, 2014.[2]


Baker was born and raised in southeastern Missouri, where he graduated from Sikeston High School. He studied at the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he became involved in student government. He has worked as a consultant and recruiter for various political campaigns, most recently in his role as founder of, an African-American conservative organization.[3]


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Baker listed thirteen themes. They were:

  • Our nation's greatest strength rests on the shoulders of the individual citizens and each person's dignity freedom, and responsibility must be honored and respected.
  • We must be a nation of equal rights, equal justice, and equal opportunity regardless of race, creed, gender, age or disability.
  • We must embrace the principles of free enterprise and encourage individual initiatives as these are keys to opportunity, economic growth, and prosperity.
  • We must have a government that is a responsible caretaker of taxpayer money. Taxpayers must be allowed to keep more of their earned money and government must learn to live within its means.
  • Government must limit its role and provide only those basic needs that cannot be provided by individuals or private organizations. Government can be compassionate without enabling a pattern of lifetime dependency .
  • Government can only govern with the consent of the governed and must never lose sight that all power derives from the people.
  • Government cannot continue to stifle potential medical breakthroughs crucial to our citizen's wellbeing through overregulation or forced participation in restrictive medical care coverages.
  • The men and women of our armed forces who face danger in defense of our principles deserve our respect and support.
  • American values rest within protecting life at all stages, strong families, and individual involvement.
  • We must secure our borders from illegal immigration without delay and prosecute those who violate immigration law.
  • Any and all foreign policy decisions including aid and charitable giving must be made with the goal of preserving and improving American society.
  • We must see reform within the criminal justice system including but not limited to reevaluating the minimum sentencing guidelines for non-violent federal offenders.
  • We must keep all education decisions locally.[4]

—Martin Baker for Congress[5]



See also: Missouri's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Baker ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Missouri's 1st District. He was defeated by Daniel Elder in the Republican primary on August 5, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Missouri District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Elder 39.3% 4,196
Martin Baker 34.2% 3,659
David Koehr 26.5% 2,833
Total Votes 10,688
Source: State of Missouri Official Results (timed out)


See also: Missouri's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Baker ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Missouri's 1st District. He was defeated by Robyn Hamlin in the Republican primary on August 7, 2012.[6]

Primary results

The primary took place on August 7.[7]

Missouri's 1st Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobyn Hamlin 57.9% 9,737
Martin D. Baker 42.1% 7,085
Total Votes 16,822

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