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Member for the Agricultural Region
Shadow Minister for Emergency Services; Regional Health; Road Safety; Volunteering; Regional Communications
Martin has a strong affinity with the Agricultural Region, having grown up in Merredin and Gingin and finishing his schooling in Moora. He gained a strong understanding of regional issues while farming with his parents near Gingin and always been an active volunteer in his community.
Martin’s professional background includes serving as a senior firefighter with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and public service roles advising both Members of Parliament and Government Ministers.
Martin was first elected to fill a casual vacancy in the Legislative Council as a result of the resignation of Mia Davies to contest the Legislative Assembly in April 2013. Martin was re-elected in 2013 and 2017, and currently serves in the Legislative Council and as a Member of the Standing Committee on Procedure and Privileges.
Martin resides in Gingin with his young family including three children. He spends plenty of time getting around the 280,000km2 Agricultural Region, which is home to150,000 people and key industries including agriculture, fishing, tourism and mining.