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Grier Pushes for Redistricting Reform

Rep. Grier Martin (D-Wake) and Rep. Skip Stam (R-Wake) joined a panel of professors at N.C. State’s annual Holtzman Public Policy Forum.  The topic of this year’s event was redistricting reform.  Martin and Stam introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to reform the way legislative and congressional districts are drawn. Read more about the [...]
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Bipartisan Push for Redistricting Reform

Rep. Skip Stam, Rep. Jon Hardister, Rep. Chuck McGrady, Rep. Rick Glazier, and Rep. Grier Martin were joined by a bipartisan group of legislators calling for reform to the way North Carolina draws legislative districts. Currently, the General Assembly draws its own districts.  ”The growing perception among citizens is that they cannot have a voice [...]
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Martin Law Helps Troops Cast Ballots

Rep. Grier Martin has worked hard to help military and overseas voters cast a ballot.  The statistics are in from the 2012 elections and show that the efforts of Martin and his co-sponsor on H.B. 614 Rep. Ric Killian have paid off.  According to Gerry Cohen, Director of the Bill drafting Section at the NC [...]
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Rep. Martin Speaks to Financial Executives

Rep. Grier Martin recently addressed a large group of financial executives.  The Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG) invited Grier to talk about issues facing government in our state.  Grier talked about the increasing influence of money in politics and the growing partisan divide.  While promising no certain cure for these ills, Grier noted that public [...]
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Grier Honored for Bringing “Sunshine” to Politics

Rep. Grier Martin was one of a select group of legislators to receive Democracy NC’s “Sunshine Award” for campaign finance transparency.  Fewer than 15% of North Carolina legislators were honored for submitting campaign finance disclosures that promote openness. “At a time of intense partisan wrangling, it’s great to see so many legislators across ideological and [...]
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NC Voters for Clean Elections Gives Grier Martin Perfect Score on Political Reform

The non-partisan North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections (NCVCE) coalition has released its 2010 legislative scorecard giving Grier Martin a perfect 100% score for his support of reform to our political system. The coalition also rated lawmakers on their lifetime support for reform. Martin was one of only 23% percent of legislators to receive a [...]
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Martin Honored For Commitment to Campaign Finance Openness

Rep. Grier Martin was one of a select few legislators honored today with Democracy NC’s “Sunshine Award.” Only 1 in 6 House members received the award, given for a “superior” commitment to openness in campaign finance disclosures. “The public is demanding a higher standard of ethical conduct and more accountability to voters rather than narrow [...]
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Voters for Clean Elections Rates Grier 100% on Reform

The non-partisan North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections awarded Rep. Grier Martin a perfect 100% score in its annual scorecard of North Carolina legislators. The scorecard rates legislators on their commitment to reform our state’s elections. Martin received the top ranking for his votes in favor of reducing the importance of special interest money in [...]
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Martin rated 100% on Campaign Reform

The NC Voters for Clean Elections (NCVCE) released its 2007-08 Legislative Scorecard rating every member of the General Assembly on votes for campaign finance reform. NCVCE gave Grier Martin a perfect 100% score in recognition of his consistent support of efforts to promote clean elections in our state. The average score in the House was [...]
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Rep. Martin works for campaign finance reform

In its “Heroes and Zeros” column, The Independent Weekly newspaper highlighted Grier’s efforts to bring about campaign finance reform: “Two Triangle legislators, Wake County Democrats Deborah Ross and Grier Martin, were among the primary sponsors of a bill the House approved on July 28 that would provide public financing for the superintendent of public instruction, [...]
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