Martin D. Baker was born and raised in Southeast Missouri, where he attended Sikeston public schools and graduated from Sikeston High School. Growing up with family in both Sikeston and Saint Louis fostered a love for the First District area. Today, Saint Louis is home for Martin, a home he is working to make a better place for all, both ourselves and our children.
Martin started on his political path during his studies at the University of Missouri at Columbia where he studied both Political Science and Criminal Justice with a minor in American History. It was at this young age when Martin began to volunteer for numerous political campaigns, as well as serving as a Student Senator.
After college, Martin continued to walk the political path by volunteering as a consultant and recruiter for campaigns on both the national and state level. In 2007, Martin was selected as the Missouri delegate for the National Black Republican Association, where he focused on education of conservative issues. Driven to make home a better place, Martin co-founded both Move-On-Up.org, a African American conservative organization and Cornerstone Conservative Coalition (C3), a conservative educational network.
Motivated by a deep sense of pride and love of Missouri, Martin is asking for the chance to strengthen the First Congressional District. Martin's family is deeply rooted in Missouri and he believes in and works hard to protect those time honored principles and traditions found here in Missouri. Martin is eager to bring traditional values to light in the First Congressional District and across our great country.