It took less than 24 hours following the release of the new legislative district boundaries to get the first local candidate to step forward.
Kurt Martin, of rural Brainerd officially announced this morning his candidacy for Minnesota House Representative, District 10A.
The 54-year-old Martin was born and raised in NE Brainerd, graduated from Brainerd High School and resides in rural Brainerd with his wife, Tami. He has owned and operated Martin Communications Inc, a technology company, for the past 27 years.
Martin states he will be seeking the Republican Party endorsement during the Crow Wing County endorsing convention at 9:00AM this Saturday at Central Lakes College.
Martin has been active in the Republican Party for well over 10 years holding a seat on the Executive Committee and serving as both a county and state delegate.
Martin says jobs and the economy are the most significant issues facing the state. He says his mission as State Representative would be to reduce total government spending to less than 30% of the GDP. He believes this would be instrumental in bringing jobs to the state and would also allow a family to once again enjoy a middle class lifestyle from a single income household, which he holds is essential to preserving the family.