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Thu Jul 29, 2021, 04:55 AM

Physician Martin mulls Democratic bid for governor

Physician Jason Martin of Nashville has formed an exploratory committee for a Democratic gubernatorial bid next year, the Nashville Scene’s Stephen Elliott reports.

Martin is a pulmonary and critical care specialist at Sumner Regional Medical Center and a former Meharry Medical College professor. While he has never previously sought public office, he has become an outspoken critic of Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s pandemic response.

Martin chronicled his experience in treating patients early in the pandemic in a Tennessean feature in April 2020.

Elliott reports Martin has hired Amplified Public Strategies, a new firm founded by former Tennessee Democratic Party communications director Emily Cupples and state Rep. Torrey Harris. Martin is appearing with Harris, fellow Memphis Democratic Rep. London Lamar, Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer and Michelle Fiscus, the state’s former vaccination chief who was fired earlier this month, at an event in Memphis this weekend.

Read more: https://onthehill.tnjournal.net/physician-martin-mulls-dem-bid-for-governor/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 05:24 AM

1. Excellent! 👏👏👏👏

I wish him the best!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 06:43 AM

2. Me too!

This just made my morning because Jason is my buddy. I legit just talked to him yesterday at work and had no idea about this news!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 07:07 AM

3. Jason is a true hero of the pandemic here in the Nashville area

He's a great physician and leader, but he's also incredibly humble and grounded. I'd love to see him take on Bill Lee!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 09:44 AM

4. Whoever wrote that headline

deserves some kind of award. "Martin mulls"



One of my favorite comedians ever.

Dr. Martin sounds great, too, and I wish him great success. TN could use it.

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