Mark Martin serves as Arkansas’s 33rd Secretary of State and was elected to his first term in November 2010.
Prior to becoming Secretary of State, Martin served three terms as a State Representative, representing District 87 and as President of M3 Engineering. While in the legislature, Martin served on the Budget, Insurance and Commerce, Education, Advanced Communication and Information Technology committees, and Chairman of the Economic & Tax Policy Committee.
Martin grew up as part of a farming family in the Delta, graduated from Hughes High School and attended the University of Arkansas, earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1998. He served as a Nuclear Engineering Laboratory Technician and is a Navy veteran.
As Secretary of State, Martin serves as Chair of the State Board of Election Commissioners and the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission. He is a member of the Information Network of Arkansas Board and the State Board of Apportionment.
Martin is involved in several professional engineering organizations, is a past board member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and is past chairman of the Arkansas Society of Mechanical Engineers, and on the Arkansas Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Coalition Board of Directors.
His active civic participation includes membership in the NRA, and the Prairie Grove American Legion Post 146 where he serves as their Charter Representative for Prairie Grove Cub Scout Pack 94. He is also a member of the Arkansas Sportsman Caucus, the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus, Engineering Ministries International (EMI), and the Association of Christian Design Professionals (ACDP).
Martin and his wife Sharon have two daughters and one son, attend Legacy Baptist Church of Northwest Arkansas, and reside in Prairie Grove, Arkansas.