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I'm Dave Martin and I'm Running for Mayor



Angola Needs Experience

I have extensive government and leadership experience.  I have been involved with the City of Angola for more than 30 years. Running a city is much like running a multi-million dollar corporation. It takes more than just a desire to participate. This is a “nuts and bolts” job that takes knowledge and experience. It takes an understanding of fund accounting; technical expertise in engineering to manage infrastructure; team building skills and knowledge of personnel management; the ability to negotiate complex legal and contractual issues on behalf of the City; and much more.


This election is about experience, pure and simple. I have the experience—past, present and future, to be Mayor of Angola. I have served on the City Council, as both the President and as a member. I have served on the Budget and Services Committee and the Board of Works. I am currently on the Early Childhood Development Coalition. I have previously served on the Angola Board of Zoning Appeals and the Angola Plan Commission. 


I have worked with all Angola City department heads, our Angola City Attorney, Mayors and City Council members from both sides of the aisle. I have developed alliances with state and county government officials, community business leaders, real estate developers, industry presidents, and more. 


I have the experience our City needs going forward. 


I have the experience to be your Mayor.


Dave Martin recently joined Andy St. John of WLKI for a radio interview. Listen to hear why Dave is running for mayor of Angola and why local leaders are backing him.

Dave Martin Radio InterviewArtist Name
00:00 / 06:12
Angola is Poised for GrowthArtist Name
00:00 / 00:32
Experience MattersArtist Name
00:00 / 00:32
Jerry McDermid EndorsementArtist Name
00:00 / 00:32


I have lived in Angola all my life. I love this community and I will be honored to serve as Angola's mayor. Angola is my home. Not just a place I sleep, but a place that my family and I love.


My parents and grandparents lived in Angola, down on East Maumee Street. My grandfather ran multiple Angola businesses, including an ice harvesting company on Fox Lake and a car business. My father worked at Tri-State College, now Trine, and my mother was a school teacher. 


My wife was also raised in Angola. She graduated from Purdue and worked for years at the Herald-Republican newspaper. She then went to law school and started her law practice here. While I worked as a corporate pilot, we raised our family here in Angola, watching them participate in Girl Scouts, Little League sports, high school band and more. Both of our children started their families here. Our daughter and her two children remain here and our son even worked remotely from Angola while employed in Petoskey, Michigan. His wife and their two beautiful little girls, now live in Petoskey, but return here often.

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