Fred Martin (Idaho politician)

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Fred Martin
Senator Fred S. Martin.jpg
Senator Martin in the Idaho Senate "Presidents Chair".
Member of the Idaho Senate
from District 15
Assumed office
December 1, 2012
Preceded by John Andreason
Personal details
Born Tyhee, Idaho
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Boise, Idaho
Alma mater

BYU-Idaho, Ricks College,

Idaho State University,

Utah State University
Website fred4idaho.com
Military service
Service/branch

Idaho National Guard

Army Reserves

Fred S. Martin (born in Tyhee, Idaho)[2] is a Republican Idaho State Senator representing District 15.

Education[edit]

Fred Martin graduated from BYU-Idaho and graduated from the Institute of Religion at Utah State University (USU) Logan, Utah. Fred also completed the Real Estate Management program College of Business at USU. He also attended Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. He graduated from the Medical Training Center at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, and Non-Commissioned Officer Training School.

Early career[edit]

Fred has been a teacher, educator, principal, businessman and CEO. Out of college, Fred taught Religious Education, U.S. History, and Business Economics. For over 20 years Martin was owner, president, and CEO of Satellite Systems Inc. with offices throughout Idaho, the western and southern United States. When Fred was the CEO of Satellite Systems, Inc. his dealerships was in the top 100 nationwide in sales volume out of 15,000 dealers.[1]

Senator Fred S. Martin.

Militiary service[edit]

Fred was a medic in the Idaho National Guard and was a member of the United States Army Reserves. Martin received his basic training at Fort Polk Louisiana, his AIT (Advanced Individual Training) at the Medical Training Center at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Fred graduated from Non-Commissioned Officer Training school at Idaho State University. He was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard of Idaho in 1974 and from the United States Army in 1977.

Elections[edit]

District 15 Senate - Part of Ada County
Year Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
2012 Primary[3] Fred Martin 2,389 100%
2012 General[4] Fred Martin 9,545 52.1% Betty Richardson 8,783 47.9%
2014 Primary[5] Fred Martin (incumbent) 2,034 60.3% Diego Rodriguez 1,339 39.7%
2014 General[6] Fred Martin (incumbent) 7,244 57.7% Richard Keller 5,302 42.3%
2016 Primary[7] Fred Martin (incumbent) 2,186 100.0%
2016 General[8] Fred Martin (incumbent) 10,580 56.3% Laura Metzler 8,203 43.7%

Political career[edit]

Fred Martin was an aide to a United States Congressman and Bureau Chief, Executive Director for Citizens for Local Government, Sergeant at Arms Idaho State Senate, a Republican Precinct Committeeman, and a Republican County Vice-Chairman.

Idaho Senate Committees[edit]

Co-Vice Chairman JFAC (Joint Finance and Appropriation Committee), Co-Chairman Joint Procurement Laws Interim Committee (2015–17), Co-Chairman Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee, Vice-Chairman Commerce and Human Resources Committee (2016), Vice-Chairman Health and Welfare Committee (2015), Joint Millennium Fund, Joint CEC Committee, Joint Education K-12 Interim Committee (2014), Joint S.T.E.M. Caucus.

State Boards and Councils[edit]

Idaho Council on Suicide Prevention Board, Idaho Immunization Assessment Board, Idaho Child Welfare Steering Committee, Idaho State Insurance Advisory Committee, Idaho Infant Toddler Coordinating and Head Start Council, Idaho Health Care Collaborative Committee, Idaho Early Childhood Coordination Council (2012-2016), Idaho Telehealth Taskforce (2012-2015).

Senate leadership[edit]

In the Idaho Senate Martin moved into leadership serving as the Co-Chairman of the Joint Purchasing Laws Interim Committee (2015–17), Co-Vice Chairman of JFAC, Vice-Chairman of the Commerce and Human Resources Committee (2016), and Vice-Chairman of the Health and Welfare Committee (2015).

Service and awards[edit]

Boy Scouts of America - District Commissioner, Scout Master, Eagle Scout, and Duty to God; United Way of Treasure Valley - State Liaison; Coach - YMCA Youth Basketball, Ada County Youth Soccer, NW Ada Little League; Who's Who in American Colleges, Who's Who Among American Business Executives, National Sterling Business Executive; Man of the Year, and Student-body President, and Executive Board Alumni Association at Ricks College.

Personal life[edit]

Fred Martin grew-up on the Fort Hall Indian reservation north of Tyhee, Idaho. Martin is a fourth generation Idahoan (going back to John William Martin of Rexburg about 1882 and George Fredrick Martin of American Falls and Salmon). He is married and the father of 6 children with 16 grandchildren (all living in Idaho). Fred is very active in his church, serving in the North Carolina-Virginia Mission working mainly with the Lumbee Indians in Pembroke, North Carolina. He was a Seminary teacher and Principal in the Church Education System. Fred and Darla have been temple ordnance workers since 2006 and were shift coordinators. He also taught U.S. History and Business Economics at the high school level. His wife is Darla (Miner) formerly of St. Anthony, Idaho (born in Burley, Idaho). Darla's father, the late Doyle C. Miner, was a city councilman, a state representative (District 28) who served as Co-Chairman of the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee, Chairman of the Ada County Commissioners, Republican nominee for State Treasurer, and the Director of the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy. He also was co-owner of a chain of Drug Stores in southeastern Idaho (Thriftway Drug). Fred has a relative, Colonel David Crawford who with his father John Crawford came to the Virginia colony from England in about 1643. He later served in the Virginia House of Burgesses. Fred had relatives on the Mayflower (William White) and Abraham Martin how came to Virginia in 1660.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Senator Fred S. Martin's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Senate Membership: Fred S. Martin". Boise, Idaho: Idaho Legislature. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 6, 2012 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 20, 2014 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  6. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 4, 2014 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  7. ^ Denney, Lawerence. "May 17, 2016 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  8. ^ Denney, Lawerence. "Nov 8, 2016 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 

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