Martin A. Mitchell was sworn into office on Monday, November 22, 2021, as the At-Large Laurel City Councilman. He was appointed to serve as Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities and a member of the Education Advisory Committee. Before winning the election, he served as a member of the City’s Board of Appeals since 2017.
Martin grew up in Laurel and went on to graduate from Laurel High School and Bowie State University. He is a long-time Laurel resident who is raising his twin sons, Julian and Jaiden, in the city. Martin continues to give back through his first passion - wrestling. He coaches and mentors youth through sports in Laurel. Martin earned plenty of accolades in high school and college wrestling, including earning All-American honors.
Currently, he serves as the President of Prince George’s County Young Democrats (PGCYD), President of Chapter Presidents for Young Democrats of Maryland (YDM), and lastly, he is a member of the NAACP and Chair of the Maryland State Conference Political Action Committee.
Martin cares deeply about community service, organizing, and being innovative. Part of his community service has been long-time advocacy for cannabis reform, voting rights and access, climate change, transit equity/transit-oriented development, and mental health.