Dr. Earl T. Martin has announced his candidacy for the First District for
the US House of Representatives.
Dr. Martin has been a resident of Blackshear in Pierce County since 1986 when he moved there with his wife and children from rural Mississippi. For many years he was associated with Blackshear Family Practice and later with McKinney Community Health Center in Waycross.
He served in multiple capacities on the Medical Staff at Satilla Regional Medical Center including President of the Medical Staff, chairman of the Department of Medicine and chairman of the Credentials and Performance Improvement committees.
He was also actively involved in the community serving for several years as a team physician for the Pierce County High School football team, medical advisor for the Pierce County EMS and regional medical director for EMS.
For the past several years he has been doing short term assignments around the country including working for two years alongside his daughter, Cpt. Arwyn Raina M.D., who graduated from the Mercer University College of Medicine and then finished her training in family practice at Fort Benning, Georgia. Dr. Martin also has a son, Gabriel, and daughter, Bonnie who live in the outskirts of Atlanta with their spouses and children.
Dr. Martin made the decision to enter the race after watching the country as a whole and its government deteriorate over the past several years. He has taken as his motto: Now is the time. This comes from the quote “ Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.”
His platform has four planks.
- First, now is the time to deal with the national debt. This is the biggest problem that the country is facing and government cannot continue to kick the can down the road.
- Second, now is the time to refocus on the military and to support it in its fundamental mission of defending our country.
- Thirdly, now is the time to return to integrity in government. “I plan on doing what I say I will do.”
- Finally, now is the time to vote for me so that I can be the representative of all the good people who live on the banks of the St. Marys, Suwannee, Altapaha, Satilla, Altamaha, Ogeechee and Savannah rivers and not the representative of the lobbyists that infest the banks of the Potomac.