State Senator Dale B. Martin was elected in June 2022 to represent Ohio’s 21st Senate District. A lifelong resident of Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood, Martin graduated from Benedictine High School in 1973 and attended the Ohio Institute of Technology in Columbus from 1974-1976. For the next four decades, Martin worked as an electrician for the Perry Power Nuclear Plant, Lake Erie Electrical and Denison Electric before retiring from Cleveland Public Power in 2019. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 673 for 40 years.
Senator Martin first became interested in public service when he began working on campaigns and voter registration drives in his community. He was also inspired by his mother’s long-time service to the community as PTA president, Boy Scout den mother and poll worker. Outside of his work as an electrician, he has volunteered for nearly two decades on voter registration drives, Get Out the Vote campaigns and other initiatives that help build back the Northeast Ohio area. He is passionate about supporting businesses in his district.
Senator Martin serves on the Senate Ways & Means; Transportation; Workforce & Higher Education; Energy & Public Utilities; and Small Business & Economic Opportunity committees. He also is a member of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review; Correctional Institution Inspection Committee; and Power Siting Board.
In addition to his work in the Statehouse, Senator Martin sits on the Board of Directors as treasurer for the Construction Based Trades Academy Inc. (CBTA), which is a nonprofit based in Shaker Heights.
Senator Martin currently lives in Cleveland with his son, Dale Brent Martin, Jr.