Martha W. Bark
Martha W. Bark is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey State Senate from 1997 to 2008, where she represented the 8th Legislative District. She served as Deputy Minority Leader from 2004 to 2008. She was a member of the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature, the New Jersey General Assembly, from 1995 to 1997.
She served in the Senate on the Budget and Appropriations Committee, the Economic Growth Committee and on the Joint Committee on the Public Schools.
Bark served on the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1984 to 1997. She served on the Medford Township Council from 1980 to 1987 and was its Mayor in 1981 and 1985. She served on the Medford Township Public Schools Board of Education from 1973 to 1978.
As of 2006, Senator Bark was facing a New Jersey State investigation over about $330,000 that she was paid by the Burlington County Bridge Commission and the Burlington County Institute of Technology for part-time work performed from 1997 to 2003. It was charged that these were patronage jobs which were created in order to funnel income to Senator Bark for jobs that were not advertised to the public and for which there are no records of actual work performed by the Senator.
Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 8th Legislative District for the 2006-2007 Legislative Session were:
- Senator Bark's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature, backed up by the Internet Archive as of August 17, 2008
- New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure form for 2006 (PDF)
- New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure form for 2005 (PDF)
- New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure form for 2004 (PDF)