Senator P.K. Martin, a Republican, represents the 9th district, which includes portions of Gwinnett County, and serves as Governor Nathan Deal’s Floor Leader in the State Senate.
Sen. Martin is the Vice-Chairman of the Higher Education and the State and Local Governmental Operations Committees. He is Secretary of the Insurance and Labor Committee and an active member of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.
Martin was named the 2017 Legislator of the Year by TAG (The Technology Association of Georgia) for his efforts as Chairman of the Senate Information Technology Corridors in Georgia Study Committee.
After the 2017 Legislative Session, Senator Martin was honored with the “1849 Friend of Medicine Award” from the Medical Association of Georgia and named as a “2016 Powerhouse Policymaker” by Georgians For A Healthy Future for successfully sponsoring S.B. 302, a new law to improve accessibility and accuracy of healthcare provider directories.
In 2015, GOPAC, an organization committed to educating and electing a new generation of Republican leaders, chose Senator Martin as a member of their 2015 Class of Emerging Leaders.
Senator P.K. Martin is an active participant in his community. He was elected Chairman of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) Southern Alliance and formerly served on the board of Providence Christian Academy. Martin is also a member of the Lawrenceville Rotary Club and a former member of Lawrenceville Kiwanis.
Senator Martin is a Lawrenceville native. He received his Bachelors degree in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology. A small businessman and insurance agent, he works at Hood Insurance Agency in Lawrenceville. He and his wife, Amanda, have two children, Charlotte and Kuhl, and are active members at their church, Holy Cross Cathedral in Loganville.