Arizona Power Politics
with Bryan Martyn and Eric Johnson
Check out Arizona Power Politics with your host Bryan Martyn and Eric Johnson every Tuesday evening from 6p-7p on King Fm! As they cover and discuss Arizona's politics. Visit their website at www.azpowerpolitics.com.
Meet The Hosts
Eric grew up in San Diego, CA. Was home schooled in High School and went on to receive his education in software development by IBM. After being trained in over 15 Mainframe and PC computer languages, Eric went on to work as a Software Automation Consultant for SONY, Hewlett Packard and S.A.I.C. just to mention a few.
While working as a consultant he volunteered with the Red Cross Disaster Services as a Governmental Liaison Officer. This responsibility required being on call 24/7 to open and manage shelters during a local disaster, or to work with Police and Fire at the Incident Command Center.
During his college years he worked for both Senator Pete Wilson and Congressman Bill Lowery in their Political Office located at Dorsey Productions in San Diego. He also did an internship with San Diego Council Woman Gloria McColl and worked on various Federal, State and Local Elections.
In September of 2001, he moved to the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area and married his friend of 20 years. He and his Bride have been married 15 years and now has 2 children. In 2005 He started back into politics by working on the Montgomery for Attorney General and Goldwater for Governor Campaigns. In 2007 Eric stated working as a Legislative Liaison for several State Legislators.
Bryan grew up in Arizona. Varsity athlete in High School. Studied Wildlife Biology and played baseball for Jim Brock at Arizona State University. Joined the US Army as a Warrant Officer AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot. Fought in Desert Storm as the youngest AH-64 aircraft commander in theater. He finished his undergraduate degree while stationed in Germany. Was selected for Officer Candidate School while serving as an Instructor Pilot in Fort Rucker, Alabama. He served as an Attack Helicopter Platoon Leader in Fort Hood, Texas and served a 9-month combat tour in Bosnia.
He completed his graduate degree and transferred to USAF as an MH-53 Special Operations helicopter pilot in the United Kingdom. He completed two tours in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. He was selected as lead trainer and design development for USAF Night Vision Goggle (NVG) flight program. He retired from the military after 20 years active duty.
Elected as Pinal County Supervisor; second fastest growing county in America. Active in multiple boards and commissions throughout Arizona. Selected as board member of Arizona State Parks Foundation.
Following nation-wide search, he was hired by Arizona State Parks Board as Executive Director of Arizona State Parks.
Bryan has since established The Martyn Group-Nexxus Consulting with business partner in Washington, DC.