In the Spring of 2015, Martin found his nine-year-old son on the bathroom floor in the middle of the night. Martin immediately rushed him to the hospital, and they discovered that he was suffering and required immediate attention. Thanks to our great Northeast Ohio hospitals, he was saved that night. However, Martin and his wife soon discovered that their son had an undiagnosed heart condition called Restrictive Cardio Myopathy for which there is no cure. The only option of survival was a heart transplant. Martin and his wife have since been given this gift and my beautiful son is now 16 years old. This is why Martin can’t sit on the sidelines while his Republican opponent votes against healthcare solutions for our American families. Martin wants to fight to improve healthcare to ensure other families do not struggle financially in the future like my family did.
Martin grew up on West 26th Street in the City of Lorain in a union middle-class family. As a child, he remembered his father riding his ten-speed bike from their home to U.S. Steel. Martin’s dad was proud to be a union worker and Martin is honored to currently be a union leader with the Lorain Education Association and the Lorain County AFL-CIO.
Unions matter to ensuring Martin's family pays the mortgage and puts food on the table. Martin is grateful to be a member of numerous unions. Unlike other candidates and politicians, Martin does not just talk to the talk, but he walks the walk.
Martin is married to his beautiful wife Kyle and is raising his family in Amherst, Ohio. He is a current Amherst City Councilmember, teaches language arts at Longfellow Middle School in Lorain and created a non-profit organization that educates youth about local environmental concerns and teaches them how to be proactive in addressing those issues, while creating pride for their community.
Martin also serves on the Lorain County Convention Center and Lorain County Children Services Board. Martin is a proud member of the Amherst Eagles Aeries #1442, Amherst American Legion Post #118, Amherst Historical Society and the Amherst Knights of Columbus #4891.