First Lady of the 4th

They say if you love something then you should let it go. If by “let it go” the author meant to share, then I am all for it. Nothing would make me happier for the people of the 4th District then to have my wife, Kimberly Martin be your ambassador and champion.


The thing about her that was most attractive to me was the size of her heart. Her heart is the size of California. I knew from the earliest moments of our relationship that she would be an amazing mother. She is!

My wife genuinely cares for people and about people. She never judges, she just listens, and shows compassion and empathy.

The most notable example I can share is her experience with me. We met when we were 21 years old. We immediately fell deeply in love and have been together virtually every day since January 1, 2000.

My emotional maturity and intelligence were low because I was 21 years old and male (all of us males are born with significant deficits in these areas). However, the truth is my scores were lower than normal because I had a less than ideal upbringing. Unbeknownst to me, I was living with emotional defects that took years to identify and address.

I am so thankful that Kimberly saw the potential that existed in me rather than the unrefined person that she met. That is her super-power. She sees the good and potential in people, even when they are not visible.

Currently she is working as a Crisis Counselor and provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. The people that she helps are usually at their worst because they just experienced horrific acts of physical and/or sexual violence.

Despite these challenging situations, Kimberly is able to consistently connect with the victims because she is so genuine. She genuinely wants to help. She genuinely wants to listen. She genuinely cares. The victims willingly open themselves to her because they sense her sincere desire to help and to do so without judgement.

As First Lady of the 4th, my wife would continue to be a strong advocate for women, children, and the entire community. She would be devoted to improving the lives of all people and ultimately would be regarded as one of the most revered community members simply for being her amazing self.