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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.
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
October 13, 2018
Latino Democrats of OC Annual Dinner Dance
October 10, 2018
October 9, 2018
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
October 2, 2018
Tuxedo Democratic Committee
October 1, 2018
September 30, 2018
September 29, 2018
Adrienne's Art in the Park Scholarship Fund
September 28, 2018
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
September 24, 2018
Meet the Candidate: Warwick Senior Center
September 23, 2018
Port Jervis Fall Foliage Festival
September 22, 2018
Greenwood Lake Fireman's Parade
September 20, 2018
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
August 4, 2018
5th Annual Monroe Summer Carnival
August 1, 2018
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
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