During an event sponsored by the Polk County Democratic Committee, the Polk County Democratic Association and the Democratic Womens Club, Martin will speak in the Oakwood Room located on Main Street at 8 p.m.
According to organizers, there will be no charge to attend the event and light refreshments will be served.
A lifelong Georgian, Martin grew up in a family of six. At the age of eight, he contracted polio. After years of intense physical therapy, he overcame the disease with the help and support of those around him. This experience inspired Martin to become a champion for quality healthcare for all Georgians later in his life.
After attending the Atlanta Public Schools, he enrolled in the University of Georgia. Martin spent the better part of a decade in Athens, earning three degrees (a A Meet the Candidate Forum will allow Polk County residents to go to the polls this year armed with knowledge about how local candidates view important issues.
The forum, sponsored by the Polk County Farm Bureau, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Nathan Dean Community Center, 604 Goodyear Street, Rockmart.
Questions for the candidates can be turned in at the Farm Bureau office, 121 East Ware Street, Cedartown, by Oct. 20.
Local candidates participating in this event include: District II County Commission, Democrat Budd Lott and Republican Elmo Carter; District III County Commission, Democrat Marshelle Thaxton and Republican Larry Reynolds; and District 16 State Representative candidates Democrat Rick Crawford and Republican Roger Waldrop.
For more information, call Polk County Farm Bureau, 770-748-5641.