|Former candidate for|
|U.S. House, New York, District 23|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Tompkins County Legislature|
Robertson grew up working with her parents in their small business, Liberty Nursery. She then attended Cornell University and eventually moved to Cleveland, where she helped to start the Cleveland Children's Museum. In 2002, after moving back to New York, Robertson became a member of the Tompkins County Legislature, and was a chair for the group from 2010 to 2013.
- Studied Early Childhood Education at Cornell University
Affordable Care Act
Robertson had in the past been a supporter of a single-payer healthcare system, in which the government is the sole supplier.
Robertson called Burger King's decision to acquire Canadian chain Tim Horton's "unpatriotic." It was been reported that Robertson and her husband own mutual funds consisting of 800,000 stocks in Burger King.
Robertson listed the following themes on her campaign website:
—Martha Robertson, Campaign website (archive)
The 23rd Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Tom Reed (R) defeated Martha Robertson (D) in the November general election.
Reed ran on the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party tickets, while Robertson ran on the Democratic and Working Families Party tickets. Neither Reed nor Robertson faced competitors in the primary on June 24, 2014.
New York's 23rd was considered a battleground district in 2014. The district voted Republican in 2012, but by a small margin, with President Barack Obama (D) losing the district by 1.2 percent and Reed winning U.S. House race by a mere 3.6 percent margin of victory.
|U.S. House, New York District 23 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Tom Reed Incumbent||57.8%||113,130|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections|
Robertson was endorsed by the following:
In October 2013, Robertson released an introductory campaign ad, describing her background and her position on key issues.
|Martha Robertson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$0.00||$278,049.34||$(30,105.48)||$247,943.86|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$247,943.86||$175,278.16||$(47,894.72)||$375,327.30|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$375,327.30||$273,623.70||$(89,279.64)||$559,671.36|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$559,671.36||$330,366.06||$(76,526.64)||$813,510.78|
Robertson has two grown children, a transportation planner named Jessica and an emergency physician named Adam. Adam and his wife have two children.
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- Ithaca.com, "Tompkins County Chairperson Martha Robertson running for Congress," accessed April 2013
- Associated Press, "New York - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014
- Martha Robertson for Congress, "About Martha," accessed May 20, 2014
- Buffalo News, "Reed now taking ‘special treatment’ health care that he had opposed," December 25, 2013
- My Twin Tiers, "Robertson Slams Burger King, Answers Questions on Personal Finances," August 27, 2014
- Martha Robertson for Congress, "Priorities," accessed May 19, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- The Washington Post, "DCCC adds nine names to program for top recruits," September 9, 2013
- EMILY's List, "EMILY’s List endorses Martha Robertson for Congress," accessed May 19, 2014
- SNAP PAC, "SNAP PAC Endorses Martha Robertson in New York’s 23rd Congressional District," accessed May 19, 2014
- J Street PAC, "All Endorsed Candidates," accessed May 19, 2014
- YouTube, "Meet Martha Robertson," accessed May 19, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Martha Robertson Summary Report," accessed April 28, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Martha Robertson July Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Martha Robertson October Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Martha Robertson Year-End," accessed April 28, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Martha Robertson April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
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