Candidate Profile
Paul Martin

Non-Partisan , Texas


Paul Martin
San Antonio City Council, Dist 8

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ActBlue, Battleground Texas, House Democratic Campaign Committee, Lloyd Doggett







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VOTE 411 Voter Guide
Joshua Initiative San Antonio 2017 Mayor and City Council Voter Guide
2008-2016 voting record for all San Antonio mayor and council candidates - compiled by Bexar County Republican Party.


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Do you support the proposed $850 million bond in its entirety?


The $850 million bond is broken into 6 propositions. Which one is most important to you? 1. Streets, bridges & Sidewalks - $446,263,000 2. Drainage & Flood - $138,988,000 3. Parks & Recreation - $187,313,000 4. Library & Cultural - $24,025,000 5. Public Safety Facilities – $34,411,000 6. Neighborhoods – $20 million

1. Streets, bridges & Sidewalks - $446,263,000 2. Drainage & Flood - $138,988,000

Which of the above six propositions would you vote against? (list all that apply)

No Answer

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

No Answer

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

No Answer

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

No Answer

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

No Answer

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.


I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

No Answer

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

No Answer

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

No Answer

Individuals should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on their "gender identity."

No Answer

It is inappropriate for a local government to recognize the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” and issue rules relating to an individual's beliefs about gender and sexuality.

No Answer

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

No Answer

There should be strict enforcement of federal and state laws prohibiting the distribution of obscene pornography, including over the Internet.

No Answer

I support tolling existing highways that have been previously un-tolled.

No Answer

Government should not discriminate against individuals, organizations, or business owners who affirm marriage as between one man and one woman.

No Answer

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.


Considering these issues (social, economic, education, transportation, water or sewer), which is the most critical to our city?

No Answer

Please list up to six issues or projects that you feel need the most attention, in priority order.

No Answer

I own one or more firearms.


I support the use of Collective Bargaining.

No Answer

I believe the current City Manager should be replaced.

No Answer

Did you contribute 10% or more of your gross income to charity last year?


If you own a business, please describe.

Paul Martin is managing partner and chief investment officer of Martin Capital Advisors, LLP, a registered investment advisor for over 25 years.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

No answer

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

No answer

Phone number for voters to reach you:


E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Additional comment from candidate:

Ultimately, our “reason why” we want to have a leadership position at the council is because we love District 8. It is a special place that is thriving because the people are filled with goodwill towards neighbors, generous with time & money, active in community, business minded, artistic, and forward-thinking, We feel we can make new contributions in our creative problem-solving to take District 8 to the next phase of development so we can have the best quality of life possible.


  • St. John’s College, Santa Fe, liberal arts, 1980
Work & Military
  • Nacy, etired U.S. Navy Reserve commander, 17
  • SA2020 Commission on Education - r, Commissione
  • San Antonio Public Library Foundation, Board member, chairman of the investment committee
  • San Antonio Museum of Art Contemporaries, Executive committee member
  • Thomas Jefferson Center at the University of Texas, Chairman of the advisory board
  • Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurs, Team Mentor
  • Thomas Jefferson Center at the University of Texas, Chairman of the advisory board
  • Southwest Texas Council of American Youth Hostels, Board President
  • Symposium Great Books Institute, Board Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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