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Martyr: ‘It was a team effort’

By Staff | Jun 10, 2010

Martyr

A dark horse ran a strong race in Tuesday’s primary election for Emmet County supervisor.

Jon Martyr was top vote-getter with 367 votes, or 40.33 percent, in the three-way Republican primary race for two supervisor seats. Second vote-getter was incumbent James C. Jenson with 295 votes and third was Beth Heifner with 241.

For the Democrats, former supervisor Roger Anderson, who lost his seat in the last election after serving 20 years as supervisor, had 192 votes and incumbent Ron Smith had 181 votes.

“I feel good about it,” Martyr said Wednesday after the election. “I worked hard and I got a lot of people involved. It was a team effort.”

Martyr brings a law-enforcement career to the table in his bid for supervisor. He served as deputy with the Dickinson Count Sheriff’s Office, first as K-9 officer then later as chief deputy. He then took the position of Spirit Lake police chief.

In 2004, Martyr moved to Corvallis, Ore., where he served as lieutenant on the Corvallis Police Department. He returned to Estherville a few years ago to help his father, Mark, with his insurance business in Estherville.

Martyr has some definite ideas as to how he would serve as supervisor, if elected in the November general election.

“I will be involved a bit more as a supervisor than what people are used to,” Martyr said. “And I think that’s a positive thing. I enjoy serving people.”

“I want to see whoever is best for the job get in. I think you have to look at what’s good for the community.”

Martyr: ‘It was a team effort’

By Staff | Jun 10, 2010

Martyr

A dark horse ran a strong race in Tuesday’s primary election for Emmet County supervisor.

Jon Martyr was top vote-getter with 367 votes, or 40.33 percent, in the three-way Republican primary race for two supervisor seats. Second vote-getter was incumbent James C. Jenson with 295 votes and third was Beth Heifner with 241.

For the Democrats, former supervisor Roger Anderson, who lost his seat in the last election after serving 20 years as supervisor, had 192 votes and incumbent Ron Smith had 181 votes.

“I feel good about it,” Martyr said Wednesday after the election. “I worked hard and I got a lot of people involved. It was a team effort.”

Martyr brings a law-enforcement career to the table in his bid for supervisor. He served as deputy with the Dickinson Count Sheriff’s Office, first as K-9 officer then later as chief deputy. He then took the position of Spirit Lake police chief.

In 2004, Martyr moved to Corvallis, Ore., where he served as lieutenant on the Corvallis Police Department. He returned to Estherville a few years ago to help his father, Mark, with his insurance business in Estherville.

Martyr has some definite ideas as to how he would serve as supervisor, if elected in the November general election.

“I will be involved a bit more as a supervisor than what people are used to,” Martyr said. “And I think that’s a positive thing. I enjoy serving people.”

“I want to see whoever is best for the job get in. I think you have to look at what’s good for the community.”