Sometimes you turn on the news and get a shocker...Today it was the passing at age 68 of former North Country Congressman David Martin, who died yesterday under hospice care in his West Virginia home.
Mr. Martin was elected to Congress in 1980 and served six terms before leaving NNY to become a lobbyist. He is a Canton area native, graduate of Notre Dame and Albany Law School, and also was elected to the local county legislature and the NYS Assembly.
Mr. Martin was seen on occasion in NNY of late, getting involved in the local Congressional race on behalf of candidate Matt Doheny. Mr. Martin was succeeded in Congress by John McHugh.