Robertson files nominating petitions in 23rd District

Congressional Candidate Martha Robertson has made her candidacy official for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives for New York’s 23rd District, by filing more than 5,500 Democratic nominating petitions from all 11 counties represented in the 23rd Congressional District.

Robertson’s campaign filed Democratic petitions from all 11 counties in the district, with over 125 of the individual towns and cities represented. To qualify for the ballot for the Democratic nomination, candidates must collect 1,250 signatures total. Robertson collected almost five times the required amount, highlighting the grassroots and expansive strength of her campaign. The petition process is one of the first opportunities to showcase the organizational strength of a particular campaign early in the election season.

“I am humbled and grateful for the support of so many of my fellow New Yorkers. The grassroots strength our campaign has displayed, coming in from all 11 counties across New York’s 23rd District, is a true testament to the momentum of our campaign for Congress and also the desire of the people of the 23rd District to reject the policies and unethical practices of the current representative, Congressman Tom Reed,” Robertson said. “New Yorkers are giving us a clear message that they want a representative who works for all of us, instead of Congressman Tom Reed who wants to end Medicare as we know it and raise taxes on hard working families, while rewarding millionaires and billionaires who ship jobs overseas.”