Senator Steve Martin represents Virginia's 11th Senate District, which includes Amelia County, a majority of Chesterfield County, and the city of Colonial Heights. He has served in the Virginia Senate since his special election in 1994. Prior to that, he served in the House of Delegates from his election to that body in 1987. Throughout these years of service, Steve has focused on health, mental health, election law, property rights, economic development, and other issues that help make our Commonwealth a leader among the other states in the nation. His steadfast focus throughout the years has been on putting faith, family, and freedom first, and consistently applying the principles of limited government, free enterprise, competitive markets, the value of human life, and individual liberty with an insistence on personal responsibility.
Steve is a senior member on several standing committees in the Senate. He is the Chairman of the Education and Health, and also serves on the Local Government, General Laws and Technology, Commerce and Labor, Rules, and Privileges and Elections Committees. He is active in a number of national organizations and serves on several commissions, task forces, and committees dedicated to addressing health care, technology, and economic issues.
Steve's voting record has consistently received a score of 100% from The Family Foundation. In the 2010-2011 year, the NFIB also awarded him a score of 100% for his pro-business votes. The American Conservative Union named Senator Martin a “Defender of Freedom” in 2011 with a 100% voting record and also designated him a winner of the ACU Conservative Award for 2012 and 2013. The Virginia Chamber of Commerce recognized him as a “Champion of Free Enterprise”, with a 100% voting record, in 2012. Steve is also a recipient of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter's Alzheimer's Advocate Award. Senator Martin has also received various awards from several different national and state organizations, specifically related to healthcare and welfare reform matters.
Steve was born in Chesterfield County and has seven siblings. He enjoys spending time with his sons and his twogranddaughters, Olivia and Mckinley, and his grandson, Jeremiah. He is the owner and founder of Martin Financial and Business Consulting Services, and also serves as the Chairman of the Virginia Faith and Freedom Coalition's Legislative Committee. Steve is a member of South Richmond Rotary and Swift Creek Baptist Church, where he is involved in various ministries and efforts to meet the needs of others.