The Honorable Grier Martin Chairman Representative Grier Martin is serving his eighth term in the North Carolina House. He is a North Carolina native and has has been married to Louise Porter Martin for twenty years. They have one daughter. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Davidson College and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law where he was a Note Editor of the North Carolina Law Review. He also has a Master of Laws in Military Law with a concentration in International and Operational Law from the Judge Advocate General’s School. In his tenure in the House, Representative Martin chaired the Transportation Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, where he was responsible for drafting the state’s $4 billion transportation budget. He also chaired the House Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee and the Joint Select Committee on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management Recovery. He currently serves as the Chair of the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission. The Secretary of Defense appointed Martin to serve two terms as a member of the Reserve Forces Policy Board. For his work, Representative Martin has received several awards, including “Legislator of the Year Award” from the N.C. Disabled American Veterans and the “Defender of the Environment Award” from the N.C. League of Conservation Voters. Representative Martin is an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and has served as a field artillery officer and a judge advocate. He is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.