On June 19, 2014, candidates for State Constitutional Offices addressed the Arkansas Municipal League delegates in Little Rock at their annual convention.
Secretary of State Mark Martin is not the famous race car driver, but he sure has taken Arkansas taxpayers for a ride! As first reported Friday in Matt Campbell’s Blue Hog Report, and on Saturday in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Mark Martin has been claiming the $350 homestead tax credit on two houses – one in Washington County and one in Benton County. By law, a person can only claim one Homestead tax credit.
A poll of the Secretary of State race released two days ago by Public Policy Polling showed nearly one quarter of all voters are undecided. More importantly, it showed we are well within striking distance of the incumbent. Voters are beginning to recognize that I am the most qualified person to be the state’s top election official, and that I will bring integrity and transparency back to the office.
Last week Talk Business and Politics reported that Mark Meyers, a Department Director for the Secretary of State’s office, was campaigning while he was on state government time at his $75,000 a year job – and he didn’t even deny it.
To quote the article: “Sadly, based on numerous other examples, it doesn’t seem like Mark Martin has any clue what goes on in his own office.”