Martin Hoke

Martin R. Hoke ( born May 18, 1952 in Lakewood, Ohio) is an American politician. Between 1993 and 1997 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Martin Hoke attended the public schools in Lorain, the Western Reserve Academy and then to 1973 Amherst College. After a subsequent study of law at Case Western Reserve University and his 1980 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Cleveland in this profession. He was founder and president of the Cellular Telephone Company. Politically, he joined the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1992, Hoke was in the tenth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Clarence E. Miller on January 3, 1993. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1997, two legislative sessions. In 1996 he was not re-elected. His defeat to Democrat Dennis Kucinich was also as a result of several slip-ups, which he had done in his tenure. He had 1994, the "big breasts " a production manager described prior to a television interview with a man-made Italian accent ( " She's got ze beega breasts" ); this was recorded via a microphone and was later sent multiple times.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Martin Hoke again practiced as a lawyer. He is also a member of the Casino Control Commission of his state.