Politics & Government

Ex-Gov. Jim Martin to join author to discuss new biography

Former North Carolina Gov. Jim Martin will join John Hood on Wednesday night in Charlotte to discuss Hood’s new biography.

“Catalyst: Jim Martin and the Rise of North Carolina Republicans,” chronicles the life and career of the governor, who also represented the Charlotte area in Congress and served as a Mecklenburg County commissioner.

Hood is a Charlotte native and president of the Raleigh-based Pope Foundation. He’s former president and chairman of the John Locke Foundation.

He and Martin will discuss the book from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Levine Museum of the New South Museum, 200 E. 7th St.

The program is free and open to the public.

Advance registration requested at www.museumofthenewsouth.org/register.

Jim Morrill