Democrat Jason Martin, gubernatorial candidate

The Tennessean editorial board asked candidates for the Aug. 4 federal and state primary ballot in Tennessee to answer our questionnaire. Find biographical information and their answers to 10 questions. Early voting began on July 15.

Biographical information

  • Last name: Dr Jason Brantley Martin
  • Age (at time of August 4 election): 47
  • Neighborhood, town and/or city: Nashville
  • Education: Tulane University – Undergrad University of South Alabama – Medical School Vanderbilt University – Residency and Fellowship
  • Employment History: Chief Resident at Nashville Veteran Affairs Medical Center Meharry Medical College Nashville General College Sumner Regional Hospital
  • Family: Married to Dr. Jennifer Martin, they now have three daughters: Lilly, Ansley and Laney.

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Ten questions about your candidacy

What office are you looking for? (Include district):

Governor

Why are you running for this office?

As a physician working in public health at Nashville General Hospital, one of our major hospitals in Tennessee, I have seen how detrimental the lack of access to adequate health care is. to people’s lives – and how, in some cases, it cost them their lives. . I know we can do better to take care of each other.

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