South Carolina Legislature

    Senator Larry A. Martin

Senator Larry A. Martin photo

Home County: PICKENS

Senate District 2 - Pickens

House District 4 - Pickens

Personal Information

  • Textiles, Alice Manufacturing Company
  • Residing in Pickens
  • Graduate of Pickens High School
  • Attended Tri-County Technical College
  • Married to Susan Lynn Evatt, 3 children
  • Pickens First Baptist Church
  • Moderator and Sunday School Teacher
  • Past Chairman of Board, South Carolina 4-H Foundation
  • President, Pickens County United Way, 1983
  • Advisory Board, Pickens First National Bank, 1987-90
  • Economic Development Commission, Southern Legislative Conference
  • Advisory Board, Rocky Bottom Camp of the Blind
  • Board for Partnership & Career Education
  • Chairman, Governor's School-to-Work Council, 1997-99
  • Tax Study Commission, 1998
  • Listed in Outstanding Young Men of America, 1979
  • Who's Who in American Politics, 1981-82, 1983-84
  • Personalities of the South, 1982-83
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses "Guardian of Small Business" Award, 1999
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Public Servant of the Year, 2002
  • South Carolina Associaiton of Counties "Guardian of Home Rule" Award, 2003
  • Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Area Mental Health "Patrick B. Harris Humanitarian Award for Public Service," 2003
  • Honorary member, Pickens Rotary Club
  • 2004 Legislator of the Year Award by the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina
  • Legislator of the Year for the Senate by the South Carolina Human Services Providers Association, 2005
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness "Mental Illness Champion 2006"
  • Greenville Hospital System Children's Hospital Development Council "Legislative Advocacy Award for 2006"
  • South Carolina Commission for the Blind Legislator of the Year, 2006
  • Conservation Voters of South Carolina, 2006 "Conservation Champion"
  • South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance "Defender of Manufacturing 2007" Award
  • Fraternal Order of Police, "2007 Senator of the Year"
  • South Carolina Apartment Association, "2007 Legislator of the Year"
  • Chairman, Joint Study Committee on Criminal Domestic Violence
  • Home Builders Association of South Carolina, "2008 Hammer & Trowel Award"
  • Palmetto Family Council, "2008 Legislator of the Year"
  • Special recognition of service by South Carolina Baptist Convention, November 2008
  • South Carolina REALTORS, "2009 Legislator of the Year"
  • South Carolina Education Association Friend of Education, 2011


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