Charles S. Martin

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Charles Martin

Electoral District Rivanna
Term Start 1992
Term End 2003
Preceded by Frederick R. Bowie
Succeeded by Kenneth C. Boyd

Term Start 1999
Term End 2000
Preceded by Forrest R. Marshall, Jr.
Succeeded by Sally Thomas

Biographical Information

Date of death April 10, 2012[1]
Spouse Carolyn Martin
Children Three children
Alma mater University of Virginia
Profession Probation officer
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Charles S. Martin is a former member of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors who served from 1991 to 2003.[2] He passed away in April of 2012 at age 57.[3]


Martin grew up in Patrick County, Virginia and moved to Charlottesville in 1974 to attend the University of Virginia. He graduated with degrees in government and sociology. [4]


Elected as a Democrat, he represented the Rivanna District for three terms from 1992 to 2003 after first winning election in 1991. He served as the Board's Chair from 1999 to 2000, the first African-American to hold that position. He served as vice chair in 1998.

In 1987, Martin was appointed to serve as the at-large member of the Albemarle County School Board[4]. During his school board service he was the first African-American to serve as Chairman of the School Board. After being elected as a supervisor, he campaigned unsuccessfully to add an eighth seat to the school board.

In 2001, Martin ran for the 58th district seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. [5]

Martin was a founder of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency[6]

Martin died on April 10, 2012. [1]

1999 election

Martin announced his bid for a third term at a picnic held at his home in the Terrybrook neighborhood.[7].

Rivanna Magisterial District

Candidates Votes %
Charles Martin 3,829 100.00

Template:1995 election/Rivanna Template:1991 election/Rivanna


  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Former Supervisor Charles Martin Has Died, Rob Graham, Newsradio 1070 WINA, April 10, 2012, retrieved April 10, 2012.
  2. C-Ville Weekly News in Review, October 2004
  3. Web. Area lost fine man, leader in Charles Martin, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, April 24, 2012, retrieved April 24, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Web. Former Albemarle supervisor Charles Martin dies, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, April 10, 2012, retrieved April 16, 2012.
  5. Web. Charles D. Martin - Donations, Virginia Public Access Project, retrieved August 31, 2011.
  6. Web. Charles Martin: Former Albemarle supervisor dies Tuesday, Lisa Provence, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, Apr 10 2012
  7. Courtney Miller. 15 May 1999. Daily Progress. 19 May 2009. (via George Loper's archive)

External links

Web. HOT SEAT- Charles Martin: Pet peeves of a public official, Lisa Provence, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, July 24, 2003