Economic development expert, Emily Martz is running to serve the North Country in Congress to fight for the jobs our families need and for policies that invest in us, our region, and our future.
"I was raised to be compassionate and to work hard. To earn what I need and to help others along the way. I've devoted my long career in economic development to listening to what people need and helping them build the lives they deserve. We in the North Country need a leader who understands rural America, who knows personally the needs of working families. And that's why I'm running for Congress. To represent us." - Emily Martz
After a long career in the financial services industry and as a college professor at the University of Delaware and Paul Smith’s College, Emily brought her talents to the Adirondack North Country Association. Through her work as ANCA’s Deputy Director, she brought business owners, farmers, elected officials, and other community leaders together to find innovative ways to fulfill the region’s needs and opportunities.
From helping families build their financial security to forging relationships with students and understanding the challenges they face, Emily is passionate about listening to people’s stories and helping them achieve their goals. She knows a successful leader is one who listens to and learns from her community and works to identify and meet common needs and opportunities that help everyone succeed.