Martin Blank knew from an early age that he wanted to live a life of service. And Martin has spent most of his adult life in service to his country and community.
Martin spent more than 23 years serving the nation in the Army and Army Reserve. He held many leadership positions including chief of three forward surgical teams, two of which were deployed to Afghanistan. He commanded two battalions and was deputy commander of a medical brigade deployed to Iraq. Martin is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. He received numerous awards and medals including the Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Bronze Star. Martin retired from the Army Reserve in 2015 at the rank of Colonel.
After leaving the Army Reserve, Martin searched for another way to serve his country. At the age of 60, Martin decided to join the City of Saginaw Police Department as a police officer. Martin attended the police academy, and in 2022 became a deputy sheriff at the Saginaw County Sheriff's Office. Martin is now a full-time police officer with the City of Saginaw, happily serving his community.
During those years of service, Martin recognized that he could fulfill his desire and calling to serve his country and community through public service. In 2009, Martin obtained degrees in economics, applied economics, strategic studies, intelligence management, accountancy, law, taxation, and constitutional and administrative law.
In addition to his military and law enforcement background, Martin is a trauma surgeon at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw and a small business owner.
Martin is also the proud father of three sons, has a wonderful daughter-in-law, and two lovely granddaughters. It is out of his concern for their future, as well as the future of all Americans, that Martin has begun his next chapter of service - running for U.S. Congress.
Michigan’s 8th Congressional District is sorely lacking a Representative who will go to Washington every day with the thought of how to serve the people of our district. We have a career politician who has stopped working for us. Martin understands the true meaning of service and will go to Congress with his next mission in mind every day - serve the people of Michigan.