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Mark Martin
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Arkansas Secretary of State
Incumbent
In office
January 11, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorCharlie Daniels (D)
Compensation
Base salary$54,594
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$177,612
Term limits2 terms
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
2004-2010
Education
High schoolHughes High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas (1998)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 18, 1968
Place of birthKansas City, Kansas
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Mark Martin (born February 18, 1968, in Kansas City, Kansas) is the 33rd and current Republican Arkansas Secretary of State. He first won election on November 2, 2010 and assumed office on January 11, 2011, for a term expiring January of 2015. Martin will first come for re-election in November 2014.

Before becoming secretary of state, Martin served three terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 87th legislative district from 2004 to 2010.[1]

Martin was a nuclear engineering laboratory technician in the U.S. Navy prior to entering politics, and has held a variety of technology-oriented positions in private industry. He was president of M3 Engineering, an architecture, engineering and construction management firm, and president of PsyberSimula. He was also vice president of research and technology for Renfroe Engineering from 2002 to 2006.

Martin is eligible for re-election and plans to seek his second and final constitutionally-permitted term as secretary of state in 2014.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Biography

Arkansas' 33rd Secretary of State was born in Kansas City and grew up on a farm in the Delta. He attended Hughes High School in Arkansas and in 1998 received a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas. Prior to entering politics, Martin served as a Nuclear Engineering Laboratory Technician for the U.S. Navy.[3] Supplementing his work as Secretary of State, Martin serves in other roles which draw upon his previous professional experience and expertise, including:

  • Board of Directors, National Society of Professional Engineers (2002-2003)
  • State Vice Chair, Arkansas Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member, International Society of Biomechanics

Education

  • Hughes High School
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas (1998)

Political career

Arkansas Secretary of State (2010-present)

On January 7, 2010, Martin announced his candidacy for the office of secretary of state, the seat then being vacated by Democrat Charlie Daniels, who was barred by state term-limit laws from running for a third term. [4] Martin defeated Democratic opponent Pat O'Brien in the November 2010 general election, garnering 51.3% of the vote.

Arkansas House of Representatives (2004-2010)

Committee assignments

Representative Martin served on the following legislative committees during his tenure:

He was also active in the following subcommittees as well:

  • Subcommittee on Early Childhood (Member)
  • Subcommittee on Peer Review (Member)
  • Subcommittee on Utilities (Chair)

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas secretary of state election, 2014

Martin ran for re-election as Arkansas Secretary of State. Martin sought the Republican nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

2010

See also: Arkansas Secretary of State election, 2010
  • 2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary
  • Mark Martin ran unopposed in this contest
2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [5]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Mark Martin 51.3%
     Democratic Party Pat O'Brien 48.7%
Total Votes 764,591

2008

  • Mark Martin ran unopposed in this contest
2008 Race for State House, District 87 - General Election [6]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Mark Martin 58.8%
     Democratic Party Earl J. Hunton 41.2%
Total Votes 10,951

2006

  • Mark Martin ran unopposed in this contest
2006 Race for State House, District 87 - General Election [8]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Mark Martin 61.3%
     Independent Jimmie Johnson 38.7%
Total Votes 7,689

2004

2004 Race for State House, District 87 - Republican Primary [9]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Mark Martin 71.1%
     Republican Party Leonard Frederick 28.9%
Total Votes 778
2004 Race for State House, District 87 - General Election [10]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Mark Martin 55.2%
     Democratic Party Lloyd D. Keck 44.9%
Total Votes 10,405

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mark Martin is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Mark Martin raised a total of $177,611 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.[11]

Mark Martin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas Secretary of State Not up for election $-2,718
2010 Arkansas Secretary of State Won $85,892
2008 Arkansas House of Representatives, District 87 Won $47,715
2006 Arkansas House of Representatives, District 87 Won $19,346
2004 Arkansas House of Representatives, District 87 Won $27,376
Grand Total Raised $177,611

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Mark Martin's donors each year.[12] Click [show] for more information.


Personal

Martin currently resides in Prairie Grove, Arkansas with his wife Sharon and their 3 children, Joshua, Rachel and Rebekah. The family attends Legacy Baptist Church of Northwest Arkansas. Martin is a member of the National Rifle Association and Pi Tau Sigma fraternity.[13]

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Contact Information

Arkansas

Capitol Address:
Office of Arkansas Secretary of State
Main Offices
State Capitol, RM 256
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: (501) 682-1010
E-mail: General_info@sos.arkansas.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arkansas House - District 87
2005–2010
Succeeded by
Justin T. Harris (R)
Preceded by
Charlie Daniels (D)
Arkansas Secretary of State
2010–present
Succeeded by
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