About Rick

Family book reading Rick Martin is a devoted husband, father, small business owner, and lifelong  Newberry County resident. He and Fran, his wife of 26 years, are the proud parents  of three daughters; they adopted one child, and are in the process of adopting a  fourth. Rick is co-owner of Newberry’s Battery Outlet, a business family-owned and  operated since 1986, which serves customers from all across the southeast. He and  his family are active members of Cannon Creek A.R.P. Church in Newberry, where Rick serves as an Elder. Rick is also a member of the Gideons International, a non-profit organization which distributes free Holy Bibles.


Rick Martin announced his candidacy for the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2014, after he realized his responsibility to Newberry County. Rick believes that elected officials should be servants of the people, held to a higher standard, and fully accountable to their constituents. He is not a politician, nor does he plan to become one. Rick Martin is a public servant and patriot.