Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Martland pledges to support redistricting


(Albany – June 17, 2010) – State Senate candidate Luke Martland today announced that he has signed the NY Uprising pledge to support non-partisan independent drawing of legislative and congressional district boundaries.
NY Uprising announced on Wednesday the list of all candidates and officer holders who have signed the pledge.

“I am proud to have signed the NY Uprising pledge to put an end to gerrymandering and the pay to play corruption in Albany,” said Martland, a former prosecutor. Martland is the only candidate for State Senate in the 46th district, Albany County, who has signed the pledge.

New York Uprising, founded by former NYC Mayor Ed Koch, is a non-partisan coalition dedicated to reforming New York’s dysfunctional state government. It is led by Mayor Koch along with a Board of Trustees that includes former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former NYS Governor Mario Cuomo former NYS Comptroller Ned Regan, former US Congressman Herman Badillo, former Ambassador Felix Rohatyn, former Deputy Mayor Alair Townsend, former Deputy Mayor Rudy Washington and former Deputy Mayor John Zuccotti.

“I want to take this opportunity to once again encourage all legislators and challengers to show the voters who the true heroes of reform really are,” said Koch. “As voters pay closer attention to the upcoming race, they will have the opportunity to see who believes it is time to fix a broken system and who believes a dysfunctional system should continue.”

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli are two of the other 55 candidates and officer holders who have signed the NY Uprising Pledge.

Martland also supports term limits, full disclosure of outside income, independent oversight of the Legislature and other ethics reforms.


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