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Martin is a proud resident of the City of Laurel where he's lived for the last 27 years. He graduated from Laurel High School, then from Bowie State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in History & Government. Martin earned plenty of accolades in high school and college wrestling, including earning All-American honors.
Currently, he is a consultant and has the knowledge and relationships to hit the ground running from Day 1 because of his vast experience in local, county, state, and federal government.
Currently, he is a member of the NAACP and Chair of the Maryland State Conference Political Action Committee. As councilman, he was appointed to serve as Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities and a member of the Education Advisory Committee. In the past, he served as President, Vice President, and Democratic Central Committeeman of PGCYD (Prince George’s County Young Democrats). While he has a passion for public service and policy, he also spends countless hours mentoring and coaching young wrestlers of all levels and ages in Laurel, throughout Prince George’s County and other surrounding areas in Maryland. In 2017, Martin was appointed by City of Laurel Mayor Craig A. Moe to the City’s Board of Appeals, where he served for 4 years until being sworn in as Councilmember At-Large in 2021.
Martin enthusiastically stands with the community as they organize around various issues and loves engaging with the community. Much of his service involves participating in mutual aid projects, advocating for transit-oriented development and efficiency, tenant protections, workers rights, and smart public transportation for the many, not the few. As a strong elected public servant and advocate "for the people'', Martin continues to lead and promote positive change, all while raising twin sons, Julian and Jaiden, in this beautiful city he calls home.
“Serving the community long before I was elected.” - Councilman MM
Martin's Key Issues
Stronger economy, safer neighborhoods and affordable housing.
One where people can find good-paying, family supporting jobs.
One where our children and families are safe.
One where people can afford to live.
This is my vision for our hometown. This is the dream we all share.
Let’s get to work.
Can i vote by Mail-In Ballot
Yes, you can vote by mail-in ballot. Contact the Board of Election Supervisors to request an application for a Mail-In ballot at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Clerk to the Board of Elections at 301-725-5300, extension 2121.
Where can I learn more?
If you have additional questions about the upcoming Laurel City Elections, please call the Clerk to the City Council at (301) 725-5300, extension 2121.
Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk (D-21)
"I have had the opportunity to work with Martin on a broad range of quality-of-life initiatives for our constituents. Martin is a tenacious and thoughtful public servant who has devoted his career to helping people in their most vulnerable moments. He has worked hard to make his community stronger."