Representative Grier Martin
1219 Legislative Building
Raleigh, NC 27601
- Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Represents District 34, which comprises Raleigh from the Five Points intersection north to Strickland and Durant roads. First elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2006, 2008, and 2010.
- Practiced law with non-profit groups and law firm since 1995. Licensed in all North Carolina state courts and the United States Supreme court.
- Service in U.S. Army Reserve. Volunteered for active duty after 9/11. Served in war in Afghan9stan (Nov 2002-May 2003). Graduate of Airborne School, Air Assault School, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, and the Judge Advocate Graduate Course.
- Currently on the board of the NC Center for Voter Education. Served previously on the board of directors of Preservation North Carolina, Camp Oak Hill, and the Afro-American Cultural Center.
- North Carolina native. Married to Louise Porter Martin. One daughter, Sara Louise (8 yrs. old).
- Graduate of Davidson College (Bachelor of Arts in History), the University of North Carolina School of Law (Juris Doctor, Note Editor, North Carolina Law Review), and the Judge Advocate General's School (Master of Laws in Military Law).
- Named "Legislator of the Year" in 2007 by the NC Disabled American Veterans. Named "Freshman of the Year" in his first term by the Conservation Council of North Carolina. Received "Legislative Leadership Award" by the Pesticide Education Project in 2006. Awarded "Charles Dick Medal of Merit" in 2009 by the National Guard Association of the United States. Received Brain Injury Association of NC's "Our Hero" award for work on traumatic brain injury issues. Ranked as the most effective of all 35 first or second term representatives by the non-partisan North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research.
- Committees: Appropriations; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation (past Chair); Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs, Vice-Chair (past Chair); Elections; Environment and Natural Resources; Judiciary; Legislative Ethics Commission; Joint Select Committee on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Management, Co-Chair.
- Legislative accomplishments in military issues:
o Lead sponsor of legislation that enrolled North Carolina in the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.
o Lead sponsor of legislation that protects child custody rights of deployed servicemembers.
o Lead sponsor of legislation that eased voting for deployed servicemembers.
o Lead sponsor of legislation that created task force to address mental health needs of servicemembers and their families. http://www.nciom.org/task-forces-and-projects/?behavioral-health-services-for-the-military-and-their-families.
o Lead sponsor of legislation that expanded veterans' preference in state employment.
o Lead sponsor of legislation that will open up Medicaid funding to traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims.
o Lead sponsor of legislation that overhauled state military justice code.
o Lead sponsor of legislation to allow DD Form 93 to direct disposition of servicemembers' remains under North Carolina law.
o Lead sponsor of legislation that protects servicemembers from life insurance scams.
o Lead sponsor of legislation that created consumer protection position in North Carolina Department of Justice solely devoted to protecting servicemembers and their families.