District 622 School Board candidate profile: Robert Martin Jr.If elected to the school board, Robert Martin said he would bring innovative thinking and the ability to the ask the hard questions to the table.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
Robert Martin Jr.
Occupation: Partner in startup business, Anywhere Chair LLC
Family: Married, one daughter
Civic Involvement: Member of District 622 Citizens Finance Committee, participant in the District 622 Public Engagement Forum, member of the Maplewood Planning Commission, vice-chair of the State Council on Black Minnesotans.
Reasons for running for School Board: Martin said he decided to run for election to the District 622 School Board because he saw it as a chance to get involved.
“I saw an opportunity where I can help out and do something for the future of our children,” he said.
Platform: Martin said the biggest issue he is concerned with is the achievement gap between minority students.
“Minnesota has some of the highest testing scores in the nation,” he said. “But, with the widest achievement gap.”
Brings to School Board: If elected to the school board, Martin said he would bring innovative thinking and the ability to the ask the hard questions to the table.
“It’s not that I’m trying to put people on the spot,” he said. “But, I’m challenging people to find a solution.”
Campaign website: www.robertmartinisd622.com