- October 8, 2017 - "Martin Victorious in Race for Third Ward"
- October 8, 2017 - "Haila is New Mayor of Ames, Martin New Councilman in Ward 3"
Thank you, Ward 3 voters! And further thanks to everyone who supported a candidate in the Ames election!
Election Day Voting!
Visit the Story County Polling Place Finder to determine your voting location based on your registered voting address. All voting locations are open 7am-8pm in the city election. Click here for more information about Ames voting, particularly if you're not sure where you're registered.
Letters of Support
- Karen and Eric Hoiberg - "Excellent choice for the Ames City Council"
- Jan Flora and Susan Benner - Endorsement on behalf of Our Revolution Story County (100+ members) - "He understands how city government works and should work"
- Joel Hochstein – Ward 3 resident, Ames Human Relations Commission, and Ames Pride - "I’ve had many opportunities to interact with David as a candidate and have been impressed with his ability to listen to folks, communicate a vision, and advance issues that are meaningful to local people"
- Eve Wurtele - Ward 3 resident I met out door-knocking - "I have heard him speak several times, and am impressed by his leadership and his ability to articulate his vision of a better Ames"
- Les Miller – Ward 3 resident and Computer Science Professor - "He understands what the residents of Ames envision as the city’s soul"
- Leslie Kawaler - Neighborhood representative - "he has been in constant communication with our neighborhood leaders, keeping us abreast on what we missed late in council meetings, offering suggestions, and even helping us with some research"
- Jack Lutz - "[David] has an exceptional ability to solve problems as part of a group"
- Dana Schumacher - University Honors Program - "An Ames native, he has a lifelong allegiance to the city. As a former academic, he understands the unique qualities of a college town, and, as an independent consultant, he understands the nature of business"
- Bob Haug - Ward 3 resident and retired Executive Director of the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities - "I led the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities for 27 years and I saw close-up how [telecommunications systems] drive economic development and keep dollars working in the local economy. David Martin’s life experience and his scientific curiosity will serve our community well as member of the Ames City Council."
- Leslie Osam Pensack - Ward 3 resident - "Martin is mild in manner but tenacious in his desire to support those who feel diminished"
- Carole Horowitz - "He will add new perspectives to an already quality community"
- George and Candace Strawn - "Can't imagine a better Ames council member"
- Jon Wolseth - Ward 3 resident I met at a neighborhood association meeting - "Martin is proactive in engaging with constituents, believing that being elected to City Council requires on-going input"
- Elizabeth Shirtcliff - Ward 3 resident I met out door-knocking - "what impressed me most was David’s enthusiasm for Ames and our community"
Articles and Videos
- November 5, 2017 Article - "Ward 3 Q&A - Where They Stand"
- October 30, 2017 Profile at the Iowa State Daily
- October 29, 2017 Interview with the Ames Tribune Reader Advisory Board
- October 26, 2017 Video of League of Women Voters City Council Candidate Forum
- October 12, 2017 Video of League of Women Voters Mayoral and Hospital Board Forum (does not include city council candidates - see October 26 instead)
- October 10, 2017 Profile at the Ames Tribune
- October 6, 2017 Video of Ames Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum
- April 12, 2017 Candidacy Article at the Ames Tribune
- April 12, 2017 Press Release on my Candidacy
- Thursday, September 7, 7:30pm-9:30 – College Creek / Old Ames Middle School Neighborhood Association candidate forum
- Sunday, September 24, 9:45am-10:45 – Collegiate United Methodist and Wesley Foundation candidate forum
- Friday, September 29, 12:00 am-2:00 pm – Ames Homebuilder Association candidate forum
- Friday, October 6, 11:30 am-2:00 pm – Ames Chamber of Commerce/KASI/Ames Tribune/ISU Daily candidate forum, City Church, 2400 Oakwood Rd ($10; will be broadcast on KASI)
- Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm – Ames Progressive Alliance candidate forum, Ames Public Library (Hot Chocolate Social beginning at 5:30pm)
- Thursday, October 19, 7:30am-8:30am – Coffee with the Candidate, Ames Chamber of Commerce, 304 Main Street
- Thursday, October 26, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm – League of Women Voters council candidate forum, Ames City Hall Council Chambers
- Thursday, November 2, 8:00 pm – Government of the Student Body mayor and council forum, Sun Room, Memorial Union
Ames Progressive Alliance Questions with Answers from the Candidates
Vote411.org Position Statements
- Click through and look for the following items:
- Ames, Iowa Mayor - 2017
- Ames, Iowa City Council, Ward 3
- Mary Greeley Medical Center Board of Trustees - 2017