Friday, December 04, 2009

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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

decent voting record except for his vote on in-state tuition and scholarships for folks that are not in this country legally. Could also use an upgrade in his people skills ie. tone down the arrogance and realize he did not create the wheel or sliced bread. Otherwise could be a real player in the conservative take over of the state.

Rino Hunter

2:10 PM, December 09, 2009  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I believe he was running with the wrong crowd early on in his career vis-a-vi illegal aliens and has since "matured" on the issue.

2:45 PM, December 09, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What evidence do you have to back up that belief?

9:21 PM, December 09, 2009  
Anonymous Mark Martin said...


Don't bother defending me. I rarely even try to defend myself beyond just admitting the mistake. I appreciate your efforts but you will not convince "Anonymous" and will only serve to undermine yourself in his/her eyes by doing so.

I do thank you for the kind words. I appreciate the fact that even though we don't see "eye to eye" on every issue we can be civil and hash things out based on the same fundamental principles.

Keep keeping me accountable, all politicians need it. Even the perfect ones, which I am not.


Mark Martin

9:52 PM, December 09, 2009  

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