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City of LemooreCandidate for Member City Council, Council District B

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Ed Martin

Retired Education Administrator
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Return respectability to Lemoore City Council and improve economic climate
  • Work to improve employment outlook for city of Lemoore
  • Support public safety



Profession:Retired educator and newspaper publisher
Teacher, Lemoore High School (1987–2015)
Lemoore High School Administration, Lemoore High School District (2000–2015)
Couincilmember, Lemoore City Council — Elected position (1990–2008)
Editor, The Lemoore Leader (1981–1990)


Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for BS and Fresno State for masters degree BS in Journalism and MA in Education (1994)


I arrived in Lemore in 1981 as a newspaper journalist. I started getting involved in the community. I earned a California teaching credential and taught for several years before becoming an administrator at Lemoore High School. I ran for the Lemoore City Council in 1990 and won a two-year term. I subsequently won four additional four-year terms and left the council voluntarily in 2008.

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California and Elect Justice CA (2)

Does your office have any plans to include currently or formerly incarcerated people in your decision-making process as it relates to criminal justice issues? What would that look like?
Answer from Ed Martin:

I do not have any current plans to do so.

EJCA Mayors and City Councils

With 8,000 people eligible for release from CA prisons to help stem the transmission of COVID-19, how, if at all, would your office aid these Californians and their families in navigating reentry?

No answer provided.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

At the city council level there are n Democrats or Republicans. It's all about keeping one's city safe and propperous. It's about keeping the water flowing, the streets clean, and keeping the public safe. A big par of the job is to do what one can to promote fiscal responsbility and work to create jobs and recreational opportunities. 

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