Dave Martin

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election


Dave Martin earned his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University. Martin was on the Board of Trustees for Humble Independent School District for 8 years. He then served on the Board of Directors as Secretary/Treasurer for Harris County Houston Sports Authority for 3 years [3]. Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors for Houston First Corporation for the last 8 years. Martin was the Managing Director for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a business strategy consulting company for professional services, working with them for 16 years [1, 3]. Since 2012, Martin has served on the Houston City Council as Chair of the City’s Budget and Fiscal Affairs committee and City Council member. In 2020, Martin was appointed as Mayor Pro Tem [2, 4].

Key Issues


 Martin wants to attract new high profile events to Houston to increase economic development [1]. 


Martin wants increased transparency with the city budget and supported the City’s Open Finance Project which publicized Houston’s revenues, expenditures, and payroll [1].

Public Safety

Martin wants to provide firefighters with permanent facilities and improved resources, and maintain staffing for police and improved training and materials [1]. 


Houston Police Officers Union; Houston Police Retired Officers Association; Sylvester Turner, Houston Mayor; Tom Ramsey, Harris County Commissioner Precinct 3; Adrian Garcia, Harris County Commissioner Precinct 2; Carollo Engineers Inc. Pac; Cemex Employee PAC; Comcast PAC; Home-Pac; Houston 8 Team; Quanta PAC; Winstead Pac


1 Martin for Houston
2 ABC 13
3 LinkedIn
4 City of Houston