|Full Name:||Ed Martin||Click here for Voting Records|
|On The Ballot:||Running, Republican for Attorney General|
|General||Nov. 6, 2012|
|Primary||Aug. 7, 2012|
|Family:||Wife: Carol; 4 Children|
|Home City:||Saint Louis, MO|
Ed Martin believes that America’s greatness is found in its unique founding: American founding values that respect private property, preserve our natural liberties, and put in place the rule of law that allows the greatest opportunity of a free market system.
Ed became an attorney because, at a young age, he recognized the value of fighting to preserve and protect the American values through the rule of law.
As a young college graduate living in Indonesia and Italy, Ed saw firsthand the difference between America and the rest of the world.
Ed is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law. During law school, Ed specialized in health law and also pursued and later completed a master’s degree in health care ethics from St. Louis University graduate school.
After graduation from law school, Ed sat for and passed the Missouri bar. He delayed beginning a judicial clerkship to serve his church. As the director of the Human Rights Office for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Ed led an office in educating and advocating for pro-life issues, educational opportunities for all, and outreach to the community as part of the new evangelization.
After the end of this church service, Ed spent the summer working at the Institute for Justice in Washington, D.C.
During the 2001-02 term of the federal Court of Appeals for Eighth Circuit, Ed served a judicial clerk to Honorable Pasco M. Bowman, II. During this time, Ed lived in downtown Kansas City.
Immediately following his clerkship, Ed joined the St. Louis-based international law firm Bryan Cave, LLC specializing in commercial litigation.
In the fall of 2004, Ed left Bryan Cave and started his own law firm. He specialized in litigation and small business practice.
In 2005, Ed led a team in taking on Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Also, in 2005, Ed was appointed Chairman of the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners. He took on ACORN, stream-lined the office, and implemented the Help America Vote Act.
In 2006, Ed was appointed as chief of staff to Governor Matt Blunt.
Ed and Carol Martin are the proud parents of four children all under the age of 8.