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News & Observer Endorses Grier Martin

The Raleigh News & Observer today endorsed Grier Martin, noting that the district “has been well-represented by this Army veteran of the war in Afghanistan and articulate student of major issues. Martin will be particularly valuable in working on the budget this year, and his work with constituents and their needs is known to be [...]
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Grier Endorsed by The Independent

Grier has been endorsed by The Independent weekly newspaper.  In in its endorsement, The Independent noted Martin’s “legislative prowess” in contrast with his opponent: “Henion has boasted of his business experience yet has omitted a few details, such as the one-year overdue tax bill he paid the day before he filed to run and the [...]
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Grier Speaks to Small Business Garage Owners

Rep. Martin spoke tonight to a meeting of the Wake/Johnson/Franklin/Granville/Wilson unit of the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGO).  The IGO is a trade organization serving  small businesses in the automotive repair, service and collision industry.  Grier spoke about the importance of IGO members getting involved in what goes on at the General Assembly. [...]
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Grier Endorsed by Police

Grier Martin has received the endorsement of the NC Sheriff Police Alliance, a group representing the law enforcement personnel of our state.  In their endorsement letter to Grier, the SPA noted “Your dedication, honesty and hard work on behalf of the citizens of Wake County have set the example for other leaders in Wake County [...]
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Candidate Forum at Raleigh Charter School

Grier participated in a candidate forum Friday at Raleigh Charter High School.  The forum was a part of the school’s civics, economics, and US history curriculum and also included campaign staff and members of the media.  Grier spoke about his candidacy and answered questions from the students on issues such as education, transportation, and budgets.
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Constitution Day at Durant Rd. Middle School

Grier Martin participated in the 5th Annual Constitution Day Assembly at Durant Road Middle School today.  The Assembly celebrates the freedoms given to Americans in our Constitution.  Durant Road students honored the Constitution with music and dance performances, presentations by students, and a keynote speech by Mayor Meeker. Grier was honored to be the keynote [...]
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Martin Military Bills Signed Into Law

Three of Rep. Grier Martin’s bills benefiting North Carolina’s military community became law today. In a ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Morrisville the Governor signed HB76, HB412, and HB614. HB76 helps ensure that servicemembers wishes for the disposition of their remains will be followed in North Carolina. HB412 modernizes the military justice laws [...]
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NC: Model State for Military Voting

Grier Martin was recently featured in a Public News Service broadcast on military voting in North Carolina.  The broadcast highlighted recent legislation that has made it easier for deployed servicemembers to cast a ballot.  Rep. Martin’s HB614, awaiting signature by the Governor, will build upon the significant improvements made in S.L. 2009-537, based on language [...]
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82nd Airborne Chorus Peforms at General Assembly

The 82nd Airborne Division’s All-American Chorus performed at the General Assembly Wednesday.  The Chorus is made up entirely of paratroopers, most of whom are combat veterans and all of whom are talented singers.  The Chorus performed the traditional airborne song “Blood on the Risers,” “Carolina In My Mind”, and a medley of the songs of [...]
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Grier Visits Hunter Elementary

Grier attended this year’s Hunter Elementary Author Visit.  Evey two years, Hunter brings in a nationally recognized children’s book author to work with students for a few days.  This year’s author was Kevin O’Malley.  Rep. Martin got the chance to meet  Mr. O’Malley and with many of the students and faculty at Hunter.  Mr. O’Malley [...]
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