Why I’m Running to Serve the North Country

Why I’m Running to Serve the North Country

“I am running because I want to live in a just world, a world where everyone has the opportunity to realize their full potential. But the ever-widening wealth gap is destabilizing our economy and society and leaving people behind. We can fix this with leaders who focus on common sense solutions to real problems. I’ve devoted my long career in business to hearing what people need, helping them build the lives they want, and helping businesses and the clean energy sector in our region expand. I’ll use this experience and my strong determination to help our communities build family sustaining jobs, get everyone access to quality healthcare, and continue being the responsible stewards of the land that we are.”

-Emily Martz



The health and dignity of every person and the soundness of our economy depend upon a strong healthcare system, which includes access to quality, affordable healthcare for everyone.


After over 20 years in economic development, I know jobs. I know how to build them, and I know how to keep them. Our communities and local economies have the power to create family sustaining jobs if we work together.

North Country Values

Like most of us in the North Country, I was raised to work hard, earn what I need, and help others along the way. These are the values that will shape my policies and platforms.

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  • Just look at those faces! Team Martz is more excited than ever as it’s just over a month away from the #NY21 Primary!
  • With these throwbacks to my own Commencement and Laurel Parade at @mtholyoke, I wish many congratulations to all of the #NY21 students graduating this weekend!
  • After these tragedies, Republicans in Congress tell us not to politicize these shootings. 
Well you know what? It’s the politicization of guns in America that has led to decades of circular conversations, leading to more inaction and more gun violence. It has been 92 days since the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, and there’s been 92 days of inaction. 
The time for prayer alone is over — the time for change is now.
  • Spotted in Watertown 👀
  • Smiles all around tonight in Watertown at the Downtown Local Lounge! #NY21 #LocalBusiness
  • A few weeks back, @donboyajian and I played our guitar and fiddle as friendly competitors in a congressional race, now as he has left the race, we’ll play as friends. Check out our Twitter and Facebook for the full statement regarding Don’s exit from the #NY21 race.
  • Looking forward to joining my #NY21 colleagues tonight at the @LongLakeNY forum!
  • We saw a service dog on the campaign trail today. So, yeah, it was a good day. #NY21 #DogsForMartz
  • COMING SOON: Martz for Congress lawn signs! Stay tuned for more information about how you can get your hands on one of these! #NY21
  • My mother, is a feminist, she stands up for justice for all, and she is someone who appreciates all that life has to offer. She taught my sister and I to work hard, and to help others along the way.

My mother paved the way for women in math and computing. She was one of two women math majors in college in the early 1960s. After graduation, she worked at IBM in computer programming when computers were the size of a wall. My mother passed on to me and my sister that women can do anything and that feminism is something to be proud of. 
When I was in first grade, she showed me the meaning of hard work when she returned to school at night to get her Masters in special education. When she retired, she was a leading dyslexia specialist. My mother opened doors for many children by teaching them to read after others had given up — she knows that reading is a gateway to independence and success. 
She’s a photographer, hiker, skier, singer, she canoes, gardens, knits, and cooks the best squash soup you’ve ever had. She truly is a special woman, and to her I wish the happiest #MothersDay!

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