Martin moved to Kirkland in 1977 and fell in love with this beautiful city! For most of his life in Kirkland, Martin has been recognizing ways to help make his city a citizen-friendly place to live and play.
Martin has spent the past 35 years enjoying all that Kirkland has to offer and recognizing ways that city government could improve to be a city for the people and by the people. Martin has always felt that city hall could do better by it's residents. By volunteering for a variety of local organizations, including Kirkland baseball as Pony Commissioner, Little League coach and umpire, and active over the years as a member of the South Rosehill Neighborhood Association and current board member, Martin believes that getting involved with our kids activities and our neighbors is important for a vital city.
Early on, Martin learned thevalue of hard work by growing up on a farm and as a self-employed contractor. He is a team player and learned teamwork as a navy man and through his property management and real estate experience. He graduated top of his naval school class receiving several medals and accommodation for his service and also leading his team to improve upon the way certain jobs were done. His perseverance to strive for common sense and justice in local government will go above and beyond for you, his neighbor.
Today, Martin wants to serve as your voice on the Kirkland City Council. A voice that echoes your concerns. A voice that matters. A voice that cares.