Scott Martin (Virginia)

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Scott Martin
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Candidate for
Virginia Senate District 39
PartyRepublican
Personal
Place of birthDumfries, Virginia
Websites
Personal website
Scott Martin was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 39 of the Virginia State Senate.

Martin has earned degrees from the Peabody Conservatory/Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, College Park.

Martin has worked in numerous positions in the higher education and administrative field over 24 years.

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Martin ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 39. He was defeated by Miller Baker in the primary on August 23, 2011. The general election took place on November 8, 2011.[1][2]

Virginia State Senate Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMiller Baker 73.4% 4,194
Scott Martin 26.6% 1,522
Total Votes 5,716

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Martin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Government’s responsibility is not to create jobs, but to extend freedom and opportunity to create businesses that create jobs & wealth. Our state government should provide an economic and legal environment that encourages entrepreneurship and the creation and growth of businesses and other private entities that provide jobs for our citizens."
  • Economy
Excerpt: "Before we pursue further layoffs and reductions in essential state services, before we consider new and increased taxes, we should explore a tiered salary reduction program across our state."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Too much funding is directed into administration and support, rather than into our classroom and to our teachers."
  • Safety
Excerpt: "I support all legislation that entitles every law-abiding citizen of the Commonwealth the right to own a firearm, and to use that firearm to protect his person, family and possession. I will not support legislation that hinders or restricts this fundamental right in any way."
  • Family Values
Excerpt: "As the father of three children, I firmly believe that our families are the foundation of our society."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Gridlock and poor roads remain a major concern for Northern Virginia. Several projects in our region must be addressed."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "It is my wish to see Virginia lead the way in making our state the most veteran friendly places to live in our great nation."

Personal

Martin is married and has three children.

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