Martin “Marty” Kiar is a lifelong Broward County resident. Having been born and educated in Broward County, his roots run deep in this community. Marty earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University and went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Nova Southeastern University with his Juris Doctorate. His path to public service began when he was appointed to the Town of Davie School Advisory Board, Town of Davie Airport Advisory Board and the Broward County Housing and Finance Authority. Marty went on to serve as the Assistant Town Attorney and Assistant Municipal Prosecutor for the Town of Davie.

In 2006, Marty was elected to the Florida House of Representatives being re-elected in 2008 and 2010. Continuing his public service, Marty was elected to the Broward County Commission in 2012 representing District 1. During his tenure on the Broward County Commission, his was honored to be selected by his peers to serve as both Vice Mayor and Mayor of Broward County. Marty took office as the Broward County Property Appraiser on January 3, 2017 having been elected unopposed in 2016.

Marty lives in Plantation with his wife, Kelly, a University of Florida graduate and primary school teacher. Together, they have two daughters, Brianne and Camryn. Rounding out the Kiar family are Cooper and Rocky, a dog and cat respectively.