Democratic Dryden Legislator Martha Robertson Announces Run For Congress
Dryden Legislator and Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature Martha Robertson, announced Wednesday that she is running for a seat in congress in 2014.
Robertson, who has served on the Tompkins County Legislature for 12 years, said Wednesday that she made her decision after former Democratic Congressional Candidate and fellow Tompkins County Legislator Nate Shinagawa decided not to run again.
Shinagawa ran last year against Republican Congressman Tom Reed. Shinangawa is serving as Robertson’s campaign chair.
Robertson, who represents the Town of Dryden, said she plans to step down from the county legislature’s top position in January 2014 in order to balance the campaign with her Tompkins County responsibilities.
Robertson has been a vocal opponent of hydrofracking in the state.
Robertson is looking to represent the 23rd District which includes Steuben, Chemung, Schuyler, Yates, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Tompkins counties along with parts of Ontario and Tioga.