JP Martin is a political newcomer, Executive Director of Global Chamber Tucson. His campaign kickoff for LD 9 House was on Feb. 18. He is running in the Dem primary for one of 2 seats, currently being held by Representatives Dr. Randy Friese and Pam Powers Hannley.
“Come out to hear me tell voters why I am running!
For the past 6 years I have listened, learned, and advocated at the Capitol because I have a passion for effective government. Too many times I have seen good bills fail because of the take-it-or-leave-it ideological purity of my own left and the ability of the TEA-publicans to move forward under the influence of severe xenophobia and a tribal mentality. I am running because I am ready to leverage the relationships that I have cultivated with people who I think are key to move the state in a positive direction. I have a great sensitivity to the needs of my district, especially as I feel it is misrepresented. I would like to increase our efforts to grow a globally competitive economy by retaining young talent and attracting foreign investment to take advantage beautiful state as a model location to start and run a business.”