NC rep takes Pentagon job, talks burnout, military career
After nearly two decades in public office, Rep. Grier Martin, who is a Wake County Democrat, is calling it quits this week.
He’s leaving the legislature to take a job with the Biden administration at the Pentagon. Martin joins us to talk about his incredible military career, including the moment he volunteered for active duty just days after 9/11 and serving overseas just days after his first and only child was born.
He’ll also talk about his political career over the course of governors from both parties and why he now feels burned out from politics.
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With the speed of the local news cycle, it’s easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just a soundbite. North Carolina’s veteran reporter and anchor, Tim Boyum, loosens his signature bow tie to give listeners a glimpse behind the curtain, showing us who these power players really are and why they do what they do. Through Tim’s candid conversations on “Tying It Together,” his guests reveal their most fascinating life stories, passions, and help all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our communities.
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