Mark Martin to Run for Secretary of State?
The Tolbert report tells us that State Representative Mark Martin is considering a run for Secretary of State. Martin is a Republican. The office will be open (Charlie Daniels is term limited) and at least three Democrats plan to run for the position. Martin is the first Republican to express interest. The final decision will come after Christmas. Hey, at least he gets that he should file for a position that has no GOP applicants instead of doing like the rest of them and announcing for U.S. Senate!
We last noted on this blog that Martin has a strong resemblance to a young Red Skelton, the late great comedian. Like Skelton, Martin is known for having a silly-quirky sense of humor.
I will say here what I said on the Tolbert Report....
Even though Martin and I have not always seen eye to eye, even I admit that he would be a great Secretary of State. Lots of candidates have the legislative experience, but as Wayne points out, Martin has an engineering background. Not just any engineering, but one that is a near perfect match for physical plant issues that are a major part of the Secretary of State’s duties.
Some people would be good candidates, but maybe not so good at the job. Martin would actually be good at the job.