WAYNE COUNTY - Kathy Martin, who currently serves as Senior Deputy District Attorney, has announced her campaign to run for Wayne County District Attorney on the 2019 spring ballot. The Republican is a resident of Lakeville.
“I see first hand the amazing sense of community in our County,” Martin said.
She stated that she is inspired by the close cooperation of neighbors, law enforcement, businesses, schools and government. “If elected,“Martin said, “I will strengthen these community relationships. I will seek justice in every case without fear or favor and will work to protect the values we all hold dear.“
She issued the following comments on her eligibility to serve effectively in the role.
“The experience I’ve gained from working in Wayne, Pike and Philadelphia Counties is immeasurable. It has allowed me to learn things I never would have had I stayed in one place my entire career.
“Bringing this experience to our DA’s office will make it even stronger and help it run more efficiently.
“For the past 26 years I’ve, expertly handled thousands of complex criminal investigations and trials. For the last five, I’ve prosecuted those who seek to harm our children and community. As your Senior Deputy DA, I work vigorously to keep our county safe by prosecuting violent offenders and keeping drug dealers off our streets.
“I have the knowledge, experience, and understanding to lead the fight against the opioid epidemic to include; prison for those who sell drugs in our community, treatment for the addicted, and prevention education for all.
Strong local values
“Wayne County is a great place to raise a family. As a former President of the Wallenpaupack Area Little League, a supporter of youth sports and a volunteer in our schools, “I’m committed to the next generation of Wayne County.
“Born and raised in Pennsylvania, I live my life with a devotion to the principles of justice and to improving the lives of others. I believe in action above complacency, emphasizing self- reliance and respecting those who protect and serve.
“My husband and I believe in Wayne County Values and are instilling them in our boys ... A strong work ethic, perseverance and integrity, and always doing the right thing. We’re making our memories here.”
Too much to lose
Martin state that experience often means the difference between a conviction and a criminal walking free.
“This is an important job where experience really matters,” she said. “In these worrisome times and with so much at stake, you deserve a skilled DA with the most relevant, present- day experience who can come right in and hit the ground running.
The candidate continued, “I am battle tested and will be ready to go from day one.
The experience and know-how I’ve gained throughout my career has uniquely qualified me to lead the Wayne County’s DA’s Office and with your support we can make the place we all call home a safer place to live.”
Citing her 26 year legal career as prepare her to serve, Martin lists the following experience:Former Chief of Staff, General Counsel and Acting Philadelphia District Attorney Tried nearly 100 criminal jury trials including murder, rape, child abuse, drugs and robbery Handled thousands of criminal investigations and trials Supervised 300 prosecutors and a law enforcement staff of 50 Designed, implemented and balanced a $40 million budget.
More information on her campaign is available at KathyMartinForDA.com or on Facebook, /KathyMartinForWayneCounty. She may be contacted at 570-284-6060; Kathy@KathyMartinForDA.com or on Twitter,@Kathy4WayneCty.