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About Chuck

Born and raised in Alpharetta, Chuck met Johnna in college – they married and purchased their first home in unincorporated Alpharetta.  Johnna and Chuck moved to their current Alpharetta address in 1992 where they still live and where they raised their two sons, Miles and Lance, both graduates of Milton High School and the University of Georgia.  Miles is in his seventh year of teaching and coaching in Georgia public schools.  Lance is an Operations Director for Aldi and lives along with his wife Mary Beth and their twins in Concord, NC.  

First elected by his Alpharetta neighbors to serve on the Alpharetta City Council in 1992, Chuck focused on keeping taxes low and wrote a city budget in May 1995 that paid for a $17m transportation and parks bond issue without a tax increase – without Chuck's budget the bonds would have required taxpayers to pay more.  Following the adoption of the tax saving budget and with the encouragement of his neighbors Chuck ran for and was elected Alpharetta Mayor in 1995, serving until May 2002.  At that time, again, with the encouragement and support of those he represented, Chuck ran for and won a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives where he serves as your local voice at the State Capitol working for lower taxes. 

Representative Martin is chairman of the House Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight Committee.  Immediately prior to that appointment Martin served as Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee – he also served as Vice Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee.  Additionally, Martin current committee assignments include the House Appropriations, Energy, Public Utilities and Telecommunications, Regulated Industries, Rules, Science & Technology, and Ways & Means.  Chuck also serves, elected by his peers, as chair of the Fulton County House Delegation and the Fulton County Board of Education House Delegation.

Representative Martin graduated from Milton High School and earned a BBA in Management Science from the University of Georgia in 1983. He has been active in technology working for Management Science America and Peachtree Software before starting his own consulting company for emerging technologies.  He currently is a Director with Ryan, LLC. 

He is a member of the American Enterprise Institute’s Leadership Network, one of only 500 leaders nationally to be considered for participation, and a 1996 graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, a member of the Regional Leadership Foundation.  He is a former officer with the Alpharetta Optimist Club and a former member of the Alpharetta Lions Club.

Chairman Martin represents House District 49, which covers Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, and Greater North Fulton County.

Notable recognitions include:

  • Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commence "Pioneer Award" for 2017
  • Georgia Council on Aging (GCOA) "Outstanding State Legislator for 2011"
  • Technology Association of Georgia as “2010 Legislator of the Year”
  • Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) first ever national “Statesman Award”
  • Georgia ALFA “2010 Legislator of the Year”
  • Georgia Conservation Voters "2009 Environmental Leadership Award"
  • Georgia State Firefighters Association “2008 Legislator of the Year”
  • Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs “2008 Legislator of the Year”
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce as “2007 Legislator of the Year”
  • Technology Association of Georgia as “2007 Legislator of the Year”
  • Association of County Commission for Georgia Legislative Leadership Recognition
  • Technology Public Leadership Award For a Public Official for 2006
  • Governor's Council on Development Disabilities "2004 Legislative Leadership Award" Always a supporter for Alpharetta's technical community Chuck was name Technology Association of Georgia's Legislator of the Year 

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