For the People.

DISTRICT 98

City of Port Jervis, Towns of Deerpark, Greenville, Minisink, Warwick, Monroe, Tuxedo, and portions of Ramapo

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It's time for working class people to have a seat at the table.

 

I am committed to advancing the common good and being the voice of the People, not corporations and special interests.  I seek to understand the needs and concerns of the residents, to empower the people, and work hard to improve the system for everyone.

CAMPAIGN BUZZ

October 31, 2018

Halloween in Port Jervis

October 30, 2018

Meeting with local teacher's to discuss Post Secondary Trade School opportunities

October 29, 2018

Unity Rally Against Hate

October 28, 2018

League of Women Voter's Candidates Forum

October 26, 2018

Deerpark Meet and Greet

October 25, 2018

Orange County Farm Bureau Dinner

Port Jervis Meet and Greet

October 19, 2018

Warwick Meet and Greet @ Conscious Fork

October 14, 2018

Warwick Applefest

October 13, 2018

Canvass Warwick

Latino Democrats of OC Annual Dinner Dance

October 10, 2018

Canvass Ramapo

October 9, 2018

Canvass Tuxedo

October 8, 2018

 Martens Endorsed by United Hudson Valley 

October 6, 2019

Warwick Children's Book Festival

Tuxedo Family Fun Day

October 4, 2018

Monroe Democratic Committee

October 3, 2018

Canvass Ramapo

October 2, 2018

Tuxedo Democratic Committee

October 1, 2018

Canvass Minisink/Greenville

September 30, 2018

Canvass Monroe

September 29, 2018

Canvass Warwick

Adrienne's Art in the Park Scholarship Fund

September 28, 2018

Canvass Ramapo

September 27, 2018

Canvass Port Jervis

Meet the Candidate: Greenville Senior Center

September 26, 2018

NYSDEC Public Hearing: CPV Air Permit

JMHC Joint Membership of Health and Community Agencies State Candidates Forum

September 25, 2018

Canvass Minisink

September 24, 2018

Meet the Candidate: Warwick Senior Center

September 23, 2018

Port Jervis Fall Foliage Festival

Canvass Ramapo

September 22, 2018

Greenwood Lake Fireman's Parade

Canvass Warwick

September 20, 2018

Canvass Minisink

September 17, 2018

Taste of Warwick

September 16, 2018

Suffern Street Fair

September 15, 2018

Monroe Founder's Day

Campaign Fundraiser in Port Jervis - Turn Orange Blue!

September 12, 2018

Greenville Democratic Committee Fundraiser

September 11, 2018

9/11 Memorial Greenwood Lake, NY

September 9, 2018

9th Annual Highland Bluegrass Festival Sloatsburg, NY

September 7, 2018

Martens Endorsed by NYS Public Employees Federation AFL-CIO

September 5, 2018

Annual Pine Island Onion Festival

September 4, 2018

Rockland Sierra Club & 350NJ/Rockland Climate Change and Sea Level Rise- Suffern Free Library

Canvassing in Town of Ramapo

August 30, 2018

Canvassing in Monroe

August 29, 2018

Community Drum Circle in Port Jervis

August 28, 2018

Warwick Annual Senior Picnic

Canvassing in Monroe

August 27, 2018

Meeting with Black Dirt Farmer

August 25, 2018

Campaign Fundraiser at Finding Home Farms

August 20, 2018

Canvassing in Town of Warwick

August 19, 2018

Monroe Farmer's Market/ Canvassing

August 18, 2018

Meet and Greet at a private residence in Tuxedo, NY

August 17, 2018

Canvassing in Town of Minisink

August 16, 2018

Meet the Candidate in Florida, NY at El Azteca Restaurant

August 12, 2018

'Do it for Dale Skateboard Art Auction' Greenwood Lake

Florida Family Fun Fest

August 11, 2018

Canvass Monroe

August 4, 2018

5th Annual Monroe Summer Carnival

August 1, 2018

Canvass Florida

July 28, 2018

Break the Stigma of Addiction Walk in Warwick

July 23, 2018

Martens Endorsed by NYPAN (New York Progressive Action Network)

July 17, 2018

Martens Endorsed by OCDW (Orange County Democratic Women) 

July 14, 2018

Port Jervis Fire Department 168th Annual Inspection Parade

July 11, 2018

Martens Endorsed by Food and Water Watch

July 11, 2018

Filed over 1500 signatures with the NYS Board of Election to get on the ballot for the Democratic, Working Families, and Women's Equality Party.

June 5th- July 9th

Petitioning everyday to get on the ballot!

July 7, 2018

Finding Home Farms Greenville 2pm

Warwick Farmer's Market 12:30pm

July 3, 2018

Dinner Along the Delaware Port Jervis

July 1, 2018

Martens Endorsed by Women's Equality Party

June 30, 2018

Families Belong Together Warwick

June 24, 2018

Alzheimer's Musical Memory Day

June 22, 2018

Warwick Fire Department Carnival 

June 10, 2018

Warwick Pride Celebration

June 9, 2018

Martens Endorsed by the Hudson Regional Council of the Working Families Party

June 9, 2018

Greenwood Lake Street Festival

June 5, 2018

Petitioning begins to get on the ballot

June 2, 2018

Minisink Heritage Days 230th Celebration

May 31, 2018

Martens Endorsed by the Rockland County Democratic Committee

May 30, 2018

Martens Endorsed by the Orange County Democratic Committee
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day Parade in Unionville
May 27,2018
Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Monroe
May 23, 2018
Tuxedo Dem Committee 'Meet the Candidates'
 May 22, 2018 
Town of Warwick's 'Vision for the Future'
May 20, 2018
Port Jervis Democrats 'Meet the Candidates' 
May 17, 2018
Rockland Citizen Action Network Meeting
May 16, 2018
Sustainable Warwick Meeting
May 15, 2018
Local School Board and Budget Elections
May 9, 2018
Port Jervis Democrats Committee Meeting
 May 8, 2018 
OCNY Democratic Executive Meeting
May 7, 2018
Warwick Democratic Committee Meeting
May 5, 2018
Congressman Maloney Town Hall 
May 3, 2018
Monroe Democratic Committee Meeting
May 3, 2018

Orange County Legislature Meeting: A resolution against proposed cuts to mental health services was passed. The legislature approved the use of a fracked gas power generator at Valley View Nursing Home in the Town of Goshen. The safe removal of asbestos from the duct work is a concern.

May 1, 2018

Dirt Magazine: I made the cover of the May/June issue of Dirt in at photo at the long running Saturday CPV picket for the article “CPV Fires up and neighbors get a whiff of the future”.

April 29, 2018

Community Garden Project in Port Jervis: I’m collaborating with community leaders to build community garden plots open to the public in Port Jervis.

April 25, 2018

Opioid Epidemic grips our region: Overdose deaths
continue as the need for prevention and treatment grows.

April 23, 2018

Largest Climate Rally in NYS: 2000 climate activists gathered at the capitol to demand Gov. Cuomo stop fracked gas infrastructure, including the operation of the CPV powerplant in Orange County.

April 17, 2018

Pine Island Chamber of Commerce Meeting

April 17, 2018

Proposed State cuts to Mental Health Services: Local mental health care workers and impacted families are lobbying the OC Legislature for information about cuts to critical services.

April 10, 2018

OCNY Dems Executive Meeting

April 9, 2018

Meet the Candidate Forum: Wawayanda/Greenville/Minisink Democratic Committee’s hosted a candidates forum for Assembly District 98, State Senate District 42, and Orange County Board of Elections Commissioner.

April 6, 2018

OC Legislature and town boards adopt Anti-CPV Resolution: The conviction of Joseph Percoco and the guilty plea of CPV executive Peter Gailbrath Kelly Jr. for corruption associated with the CPV Fracked gas power plant in Wawayanda, have prompted local officials to approve a resolution asking the Governor, NYSDOH, NYSDEC and NYS Attorney General to rescind the permits for the unnecessary and dangerous facility. 

Scott Martens Announces Candidacy
It is with great respect and determination that I announce my candidacy for the NYS 98th District Assembly seat.  In the county I was born, in the place I’ve chosen to raise my own family,  I commit to my fellow citizens, to the farms and villages, towns and cities, that I will protect the environment and unique heritage of our home, to understand the needs and concerns of the residents, to empower the people, and work hard to improve the system for everyone.

 

Bills of Interest

A00733:  Requires legislative approval for the closure of certain office of mental health, office of people with developmental disabilities or office of children and family services facilities and institutions. 

A03591:  Creates the community opioid rehabilitation program services act and the opioid dependency services fund.

A00495:  Prohibits bullying on school property and enacts the "Law to Encourage the Acceptance of All Differences (LEAD)".

A02518:  Establishes the natural gas exploration and extraction liability act.

A03304:  Prohibits the use of toxic fracking solutions during hydraulic fracturing.

A04497:  Directs the commissioner of environmental conservation to establish rules and regulations to reduce significantly high levels of global warming emissions; sets stages for such reductions; establishes a mandatory reporting system to track and monitor such levels.

A08299:  Enacts the New York state climate responsibility act; establishes the New York state climate action council to report on greenhouse gases, establish a greenhouse gas reduction plan and to set statewide greenhouse gas emission limits and targets.

A08902A Relates to the operating permit program from sources subject to the federal Clean Air Act and power plant emissions and performance standards.

A03525:  Relates to pay-to-play disclosure reform; requires reporting of contributions business entities have made to a candidate committee or election fund of certain public officers prior to contracts for procurement.

A00658:  Seeks to comply with the federal equal pay act of 1963 by implementing a state policy of compensating employees in state service equally for work of comparable value by eliminating wage inequality in job titles having been segregated by sex, race or national origin.

A04100:  Makes tuition free for New York state residents at SUNY and CUNY schools and community colleges; requires community service and state residency and employment for a period of five years after completion of academic program.

A08729:  Grants a full real property tax exemption for the primary residence of a seriously disabled member of the armed forces of the United States.

A01632A:  Enacts the integrity in government act; expands the powers and duties of the committee on open government.

A01532: Establishes the "Safe Staffing for Hospital Care Act"; establishes minimum staffing levels for various health care workers in different health care facilities; requires submission of staffing plans; prohibits most mandatory overtime.

S00809: Revives civil actions for certain sex offenses committed against a person less than eighteen years of age.

S2796:  Complex and personal decisions about reproductive healthcare are the sole right and responsibility of a woman and her medical providers.

S3668: Enacts the "comprehensive contraception coverage act" to provide insurance coverage for FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices and products

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