Dr. Greg Martin of Hixson has picked up qualifying papers from the Hamilton County Election Commission to qualify for the Hamilton County School Board, District 3 race.
This non-partisan election will be held on Aug. 7.
Dr. Martin ihas served as the District 3 representative on the School Board since March of 2012. He also served on the Long Beach, Miss., School Board from 1993 to 1996.
A 1981 graduate of Hixson High School, he has a B.A. Degree from Bryan College, and Masters and Doctoral Degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dr. Martin and his four sons, Ben, Austin, Jay, and Peyton, have been educated in five of the eight public schools in District 3. He is the son of Dianne Killough Martin and the late John Martin, both of Hixson. Dr. Martin’s wife, Sheila, taught for 10 years in the public schools of Hamilton County.
Dr. Martinsaid his goals on the school board are to get the aged Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School replaced, build open communication with the County Commission and other stakeholders of public education, and bring business efficiency to the Hamilton County Department of Education.
He is a member of the Hixson Kiwanis, serves on the board of directors of the Friends of Hixson, and on the Hixson Council of the Chamber of Commerce. He is active in his church, Calvary Chapel Chattanooga.
Dr. Martin has been the family service manager of Lakewood Memory Gardens and Hamilton County Memorial Park since 1999.
Frank Steil will serve as the campaign treasurer.