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Andrew Martin is a Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 3rd Congressional District (map) of Nevada. He is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Jon Porter (R-Nev.). The primary will take place on August 12, 2008.
Positions, record and controversies
Martin was born in Newark, NJ, in 1964. Las Vegas, NV has been his home for several years, where he resides with his life partner of over 20 years, Dana Barooshian. They work together in the CPA firm Martin started in 1994, Martin & Wall, P.C. Their firm, which has offices in Las Vegas, Chicago and Washington, DC, has more than 1,300 clients, comprised of federal agencies, public charter schools, non-profits, entrepreneurs and private citizens trying to cope with a complex, overbearing tax code. The core values that Martin's parents instilled in him are the principles that he has carried into the business world.
In order to obtain a B.S. and M.S. from the Sate University of New York at Binghamton, Martin worked as a teacher’s assistant and as a school janitor. He went on to become a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner before starting his own company.
On his campaign site, Martin says he finds himself "stunned at the lack of integrity and accountability in the federal government, which is contrary to my core values and professional training," which lead to his decision to run for office.
Reasons for running
Martin related the following story on his campaign web site:
When I was five years old, my family took a vacation to Miami Beach. One day while there, I walked into the ice cream shop at the hotel. The assortment of colorful flavors was too much for a kid to handle, but I knew I wanted that ice cream. Unfortunately, I had no money. With sad eyes and puckered lips, I looked at the man behind the counter, hoping for a solution to my predicament. He told me I could charge the ice cream to my room. What a great deal, I thought. I get my ice cream now, but don’t have to pay for it. So, I came back to that ice cream stand every day while on that vacation. Not until vacation was over and my father was checking out did I realize what paying later meant. It was a painful lesson to say the least.
According to his site, the Martin believes the "Republican leadership in Washington has abandoned fiscal responsibility and handled our nation’s finances much like a five year old child." Martin said the country's high debt as a major factor for his decision to run for office.
In addition, Martin cited the Iraq War, government accountability, and combating special interests as other reasons for his candidacy.
(For more information on Martin's candidacy, see his web site.)
Money in politics
Committees and affiliations
Martin will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.
More background data
Please Visit our Website at www.andrewmartinforcongress.com
To Contact Andrew please visit www.andrewmartinforcongress.com/contact
Call our Campaign Hotline 702-877-2008
Andrew Martin for Congress 5565 S. Decatur Blvd Suite 105 Las Vegas, NV 89118
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Nevada and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 2008 Race Tracker page on Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Andrew Martin for Congress. Official Andrew Martin for Congress Website.
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District
- "Andrew Martin for Congress." Official Andrew Martin for Congress Website.