Grier Martin

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Grier Martin
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North Carolina House of Representatives, District 34
Incumbent
In office
2005 - 2013, June 3, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position (current service)1
Years in position (previous service)8
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJune 1, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Dakota House of Representatives
2005-2013
Education
Bachelor'sDavidson College
J.D.University of North Carolina School of Law
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1991-Present
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Grier Martin is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 34. He has served in the chamber since his appointment on June 1, 2013, replacing the outgoing Deborah K. Ross (D).

Following an announcement in early May 2013 by Ross that she would resign, Martin expressed an interest in being appointed to her seat. Martin declined to challenge Ross in the 2012 election after being redrawn into the same district following the 2010 census. Without opposition, Martin was nominated by Wake County Democrats on May 28, 2013, and Governor Pat McCrory (R) appointed him, as dictated by state law, to serve the remainder of Ross' term on June 1, 2013. Martin was sworn in on the night of June 3, 2013.[1][2][3]

Martin represented District 34 from 2005 to 2013.

Biography

Martin earned his B.A. from Davidson College in 1991. He later earned a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1995. Martin has been a practicing attorney since 1995. He has served in the United States Army Reserve since 1991.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Martin served on the following committees:

  • Subcommittee on Transportation
  • Subcommittee B

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Martin served on the following committees:

  • Subcommittee on Transportation

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Martin did not run for re-election in 2012.

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Martin won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He faced Republican challenger Steven Henion in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 34 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Grier Martin (D) 15,234 54.17%
Steve Henion (R) 12,886 45.83%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Martin won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[5] $191,710 was raised for this campaign.[6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 34
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Grier Martin (D) 24,065
J.H. Ross (R) 16,102

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Martin was up for re-election, he collected $414,768 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Grier Martin's campaign in 2010
Martin Iii, David Grier$145,673
Martin, Louise P$145,000
North Carolina Democratic Party House Caucus$23,388
Martin, Harriet W$9,000
Porter, Stephen G$8,000
Total Raised in 2010 $414,768

2008

In 2008, Martin collected $191,710 in donations.[8]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC HOUSE CMTE $69,251
MARTIN III, DAVID GRIER $50,000
MARTIN JR, DAVID G $8,400
MARTIN, HARRIET W $7,600
NORTH CAROLINA ADVOCATES FOR JUSTICE $4,000
PORTER, FRANCES G $4,000
CITIZENS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION $4,000

Personal

Martin and his wife, Louise, have one child. They currently reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Deborah K. Ross (D)
North Carolina House - District 34
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 34
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Deborah K. Ross (D)