Nick Martin

Hamburg businessman Frederick Nixon “Nick” Martin has announced his intentions to seek the Democratic nomination for Ashley County judge.

Martin is the general manager of Sonic in Hamburg, vice president of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, and an auxiliary police officer at the Hamburg Police Department.

In his announcement, Martin said, if elected, he will serve honestly and to the best of his ability. “I will work with the other elected officials to continue to make Ashley County a place we will all be proud to call home,” he said.

A life-long resident of Ashley County, Martin is a 1987 graduate of Hamburg High School and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He has worked for Centerpoint Energy, B&F Martin, and North Crossett Water, Sewer and Gas, where he was the manager.

He retired from the Hamburg Fire Department with 20 years of service and was a member of the Hamburg Rescue Unit. He served on the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children) board of directors, as treasurer. He is a member of the Hamburg Baseball Board of Directors and coaches summer league baseball.

Martin and his wife, the former Nikki Estelle of Crossett, have two children. They are members of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg.

Current county judge Emory Austin is not seeking reelection. Montrose Mayor Larry Coulter, also a Democrat, announced his candidacy last week.