Beaver, West Virginia – On Monday, January 17, 2022, Christian Martine announced he is running for the West Virginia House of Delegates, 45th District, a newly defined district encompassing parts of Fayette and Raleigh Counties.
Following an invocation by Pastor Troy Rackliffe, Martine shared his commitment to West Virginia. "My wife and I believe in this community," he said. "I'm running for the House of Delegates because I have high expectations for our state and want to work together to reach them."
Martine spoke about the urgent need to strengthen education, jobs, and infrastructure to make West Virginia more than just a nice place to be from, but a place where everyone can thrive.
"We must make West Virginia a place where our kids have the opportunities to stay," Martine said, "A place where all families can have safe, good-paying jobs and where everyone has the critical tools and skills to compete in a global, internet-driven economy."
Touching on the divisiveness in current politics, Martine was undeterred. "Let's not focus on the circus in Washington. Doing so distracts us from the issues we need to solve at home," Martine said.
"When I knock on your door, I won't be there to tell you how you need to be represented," Martine said, "My first question will be 'What would you do in my shoes to help someone you love.' Through those conversations, we will build a campaign by and for our community. I would be honored to have your partnership and vote."
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Christian Martine was born and raised in Raleigh County and currently works for Glassdoor, which has the mission "to help people everywhere find a job and company they love." Martine and his wife Andrea live in Beaver with their shelter-rescue dog Mango.