Christian Martine's response to the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act
Mountaineer by birth.
Mountaineer by choice.
Christian Martine was born in Beckley, West Virginia. The son of a principal, veteran, and teacher, Christian learned to put family first, to value a hard day's work, and to give back to his community and country.
Christian graduated from Shady Spring High School. He was appointed by then-Governor Joe Manchin to the West Virginia Partnership to Promote Community Well-Being where he advocated for resources for substance abuse prevention, intervention, and recovery. Christian also served on the Education Committee of the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce.
After earning a dual-degree from Washington and Lee University, Christian's first job was fighting cyber fraud and ensuring adults and children had safe experiences online.
Christian brought his wife Andrea through the country roads home, adopted their puppy Mango, and settled into their home in Beaver.
Christian now works for Glassdoor where he helps Mountaineers and people across the world find a job and company they love. Andrea is an environmental engineer for Alliance Consulting.
Today, Christian is running for the House of Delegates to bring out the best of West Virginia – to be a place where our young people want to plant roots, where working families can find great schools, work, and healthcare, and where people everywhere see West Virginia just as you and I do: a wonderful place to call home.