Greg Martin Thanks The Voters

Monday, August 11, 2014

I want to say thank you to the 5,877 District 3 voters who took time to participate in the school board election last Thursday.  You are the people that make our community exceptional.  

For those of you that voted for me, thank you for placing your confidence in me to continue to serve on the Hamilton County School Board.   Also, I want to thank the dozens of volunteers who helped me during the campaign.  I would not have put my name on the ballot without the support and encouragement from family and friends.  

I will never take for granted the trust you placed in me on election day. Please feel free to contact me regarding issues and policies that need to be addressed.  My email is martin_greg@HCDE.org. My website is www.facebook.com/gregmartindistrict3.com.

Greg Martin

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