Andrew Martin wants to hear from you!

“I want to make government more responsive to the people. It’s important for elected officials to listen and learn in order to deliver what is expected from government. That is why I am asking for your input. Please send me an email, or give me a call, and tell me your thoughts about Nevada’s fiscal status. Let me know what you would like me to accomplish as your Nevada State Controller” – Andrew Martin

Andrew’s email: Andrew@MartinForNevada.com
Andrew’s phone number: (702) 724-8349
Andrew Martin has a vision for the office of State Controller and what it can do to serve the people of Nevada.

Citizen engagement is essential to good government and critical to the success of the state. We deserve to know the “bang for the buck” on programs we fund.

Enhance Performance Management

We deserve to know that our tax dollars are being spent wisely to accomplish tangible results, not wasted without accountability. State agencies and departments requesting funding should be required to provide strategic plans with verifiable goals, linking dollars spent to measurable outcomes that are tied to state-wide priorities, such as job creation, higher student test scores, lower crime rates, and a healthier population.

Andrew Martin is a strong advocate for enacting standards for customer service and performance outcomes. He believes that if you can’t link spending to accomplishments, and you don’t adequately serve the public, you shouldn’t be funded. He is an active member of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and is working with its Director of Performance Reporting to identify best practices in federal, state and local governments around the country.

Andrew Martin’s legislative experience and the relationships he has built with other elected officials and business and community leaders will help break gridlock, forge consensus, and enact these standards in his position as the State’s Controller.

Andrew Martin’s extensive professional experience makes him uniquely qualified to be a financial guardian of Nevada’s tax-dollars.

Increase Citizen Engagement

Citizen engagement is essential to good government and critical to the success of the state. We deserve to know the “bang for the buck” on programs we fund. The Controller’s responsibilities include publishing reports detailing the State’s finances, economic outlook, major initiatives and future challenges. Andrew Martin will publish these reports in plain terms, not accountant language, so everyone has the ability to review how our tax dollars fund Nevada’s programs.

By engaging community leaders and business owners in robust discussions about the financial health and future prospects of Nevada we can create a connection between the work of the Controller’s office and the needs of the state. Andrew Martin will host public meetings where questions can be answered, comments gathered, and explanations provided regarding the financial health of Nevada, its economic outlook, and the challenges we must address.

Andrew Martin understands Nevada’s finances. He has worked on Nevada’s budget and knows what needs to be done to improve our economy.

Let everyone know Nevada is open for business!

Bond rating agencies and federal grant administrators rely on financial and performance reports issued by the Controller to determine Nevada’s economic health. Accurate, credible reports are crucial in securing favorable borrowing costs and safe-guarding federal grants for education, health care, law enforcement, universities and more. Andrew Martin will make sure the worldwide financial community knows that Nevada is the right place to invest and grow their business. He will work closely with the other constitutional officers to improve Nevada’s business climate in order to improve our economy and stimulate job creation.

Andrew Martin will work closely with the other constitutional officers to improve Nevada’s business climate in order to improve our economy and stimulate job creation.

Financial Planning for Our Children’s Future

The quality of our education system is a critical success factor for economic development and job growth. A highly educated population yields a highly skilled workforce that fuels investment and job creation. High school dropouts experience very high unemployment and low wages, and college graduates have far lower unemployment rates and higher incomes.

Martin supports creating a dedicated revenue stream for education, and would also be supportive of a protected education fund that could generate surpluses during economic booms and protect teachers and students from draconian cuts during economic busts.

Andrew Martin supports creating a dedicated revenue stream for education and a protected education fund.

Collecting Our Debts

Currently, Nevada only collects 28% of its debts – 28 cents on the dollar! That means Nevadans who work hard and pay sales, gas, real estate and other taxes and fees are carrying the load for cheaters. Andrew Martin knows we must do better.

The State Controller is the guardian of tax dollars and can pursue those delinquent on taxes and fees. Analyzing best practices in other state and federal government agencies makes it clear that Nevada needs to revamp our business processes and technology investments to identify outstanding debts. Streamlining the ease of payments and improving the customer-friendliness of state agencies will also make for a better business climate while improving debt collection.

Andrew Martin will create a centralized database of debtor and debt information collected from various agencies and departments so that fees, fines and back taxes owed are paid every time a license is renewed, and to make sure contractors deliver what was promised before paying invoices. He will institute and enforce higher penalties and collection costs by suspending business licenses and certification to do business in Nevada for non-payment.

These measures will bring in additional vitally-needed revenue for often-underfunded statewide programs and services such as education and mental health care facilities.

"By engaging community leaders and business owners in robust discussions about the financial health and future prospects of Nevada we can create a connection between the work of the Controller’s office and the needs of the state."