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Rocky Point's Maertz Declares Candidacy for New York State Senate

Jennifer Maertz seeks rematch against incumbent Ken Lavalle in 2012.

Jennifer Maertz, D-Rocky Point, announced her candidacy Tuesday for the First Senate District, to run against incumbent Ken Lavalle, R- Port Jefferson.

Maertz ran in the First Senate District race against Lavalle in 2010, making her the first candidate to run against the 35-year incumbent more than once. She entered the 2010 race two months before the election and earned 34 percent of the vote.

“I made a promise to continue to advocate for Long Island families and local businesses," she said in a release. "I am announcing my intentions to continue that effort by working to provide eastern Suffolk County with the representation it deserves in the State Senate.”

Maertz, currently a practicing litigation attorney, graduated from St. John’s University, Touro Law School, and received her MBA from the New York Institute of Technology. She has a history serving on local civic and youth council boards, and has been recognized by the Town of Brookhaven for her volunteer efforts with local youth.

Maertz declared her candidacy on her website late Monday night and launched a campaign page on Facebook.

BillLongisland February 13, 2012 at 03:16 PM
NotJennifer, here is a "connection" with Regina Calcaterra that Maertz neglects to include in her c/v on her election website...from "We Missed It The First Time Dept."... "... Maertz had served as aide to Democrat Regina Calcaterra..." http://www.northshoreoflongisland.com/Articles-i-2010-08-26-85103.112114-sub-Rocky-Pts-Maertz-to-oppose-LaValle-on-November-ballot-if-the-courts-allow.html
BillLongisland February 14, 2012 at 04:24 PM
More background on Jennifer Maertz...the not so "Un-Regina Calcaterra" Democrat "alternative"... "Ms.Calcaterra turned over her campaign office in Rocky Point to Ms. Maertz and many of her former staff members are on board with the new candidate." "Ms. Maertz, like Ms. Calcaterra, is a litigating attorney for the GEICO insurance company." http://riverheadnewsreview.timesreview.com/2010/09/2210/so-just-who-is-jennifer-maertz/ Maertz was "in on" the "Fake" Route 25A Corridor Study Rocky Point Working Group.. "Jennifer Maertz, Rocky Point Civic/BBCA" http://fedupfightback.com/Meeting%20Minutes%20-%20Rocky%20Point%20WG%20-%20100311.pdf She is a "Trustee" of the Rocky Point Civic Association...only God and they "know" whatever That is ?... http://www.rpalumni.org/rpcivic/staff.html
BillLongisland February 14, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Here is a great, humorous, "tongue and cheek", "critique"...if that's the word..of her campaign webpage platitudes.. It's a Hoot ! The Bottom Line being...lots of "platitudes" and no specifics...which is expected from politicians to be...but what we are All tired of hearing, at this point.... http://whbqt.info/template_permalink.asp?id=1865
BillLongisland February 14, 2012 at 04:53 PM
It seems that Ms. Maertz has something she is..ahem..."holding back" for our general information ! It seems in 2009 Ms. Maertz was active Enough to be a "candidate" for a "Directors" position in the North Shore Beach Property Owners Association, Inc., what DMMP calls the "NSBPOA"....the one he told us has a realtor as head... Why isn't this a part of her Current online resume...Hmmm what, she doesn't want people to know ? Oh well.... JENNIFER MAERTZ, ESQ. Jennifer J. Maertz, Esq. is a practicing trial attorney who is deeply involved in our community. After graduating from St. John’s University and Touro Law, Jennifer received an MBA with distinction from NYIT. A lifelong resident of Suffolk County, she serves as an active member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, NOW, BBCA, Rocky Point Civic, Brookhaven Democratic Committee, and is a recipient of the 2008-2009 Emerging Leader award at the NYS AAUW convention. Jennifer also intends to volunteer her time and expertise this winter helping our local youth develop valuable communication and leadership skills. Jennifer resides in Rocky Point with her husband Michael. Their home was built by Michael’s grandparents after purchasing the property at an auction on a Rocky Point beach circa 1930. Jennifer is committed to helping the NSBPOA preserve the same unique Rocky Point community atmosphere that her family has enjoyed for generations." http://www.rpalumni.org/northshorebeach/pdf/BEACH_NEWSLETTERAugust09.pdf
Alicia Palifka March 13, 2012 at 01:36 PM
No thank you..

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