Village of Caledonia 5043 Chester Lane, Racine, WI 53402

Fran Martin


Office: Trustee 4
Term Expires: 04/2024
Address: 5630 5 Mile Road, Racine, WI 53402
Phone: 414-852-5887
Email: FMartin@Caledonia-WI.gov


  • Born New Haven, CT.

  • Married to Peter A. Martin, retired UWP English prof

  • Proud mother and grandmother: two children, Kate Martin Corsmeier and P. Wrye Martin, 3 grandchildren: Malcolm, Lola and Ondine



  • Holy Angels Academy (n/k/a DSHA), Milwaukee, WI.

  • B.S. Zoology, UW-Madison

  • M.S. Zoology, UW-Milwaukee, WI.

  • JD, cum laude, Marquette University 



  • Head Instructor, Education to the Hardcore Unemployed, Milwaukee, WI.

  • ESL teacher, Gateway Technical School, Racine, WI.

  • Life Science Lab Instructor, UW Parkside

  • 30 years of law practice,1980-2006

    • Churchill Duback & Smith, (partner after 3 years), member, managing committee

    • Bird Martin & Salomon (named partner)

    • Law Office of Frances H. Martin


Volunteer/Civic Activities

  • Many pro bono law activities

  • Board member, Caledonia Conservancy, two terms (resigned to avoid conflict)

  • President, Caledonia Conservancy, one term

  • Member, Caledonia Open Space Committee

  • Chair, Caledonia Community Development Authority 2015-2018

  • Elected Trustee, Village of Caledonia,2018 (replaced incumbent)

    • Re-elected Trustee, Village of Caledonia 2020 (defeated opponent)