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About The Campaign

Jim Martin Jim Martin is a lifelong resident of Lake Elmo, and not affiliated with a nationwide political party or lobbying organization. With his bachelor degree in computer science, Jim independently operates a sole-proprietorship that generates computer code, hosts and designs websites, and services computers and networks. He also acts as a residential home building contractor (#20635072) in the summer and dabbles in landscaping and irrigation installation and repair. Furthermore, he is the chief manager and treasurer of a limited liability company that is developing a patent pending method (#11/876,486) of fossil-fuel free electrical production that he invented. He has partaken in other ventures both independently and jointly with Minnesota companies and non-profits. As an Eagle Scout, Jim Martin is a lifelong member of the National Eagle Scout Association. With the understanding of how both corporate and non-corporate entities coexist and operate, Jim's experience in multiple industries as an owner, operator, employee, and volunteer is invaluable.

Nomination By The Public

Nomination petition as filed

At the end of April 2010, Jim Martin announced his candidacy for the district 56A seat in the Minnesota House Of Representatives. As he is not affiliated with a major political party, hundreds of eligible voters in district 56A demonstrated their desire and intent to place Jim's name on the November general election ballot. This legal process, called "nomination," occurred between the statutorily defined dates of 18 May and 1 June by the signing of a nomination petition. This petition to nominate Jim for election as an independent Minnesota resident was received by the Minnesota Secretary Of State's Office at 2:40pm on 1 June. The next day, the Secretary verified that the petition satisfied all necessary requirements. Pursuant to statute on 17 August, Jim Martin's name was certified to be placed alongside the major party nominees.