Lehigh County DA Jim Martin Endorses Nothstein for Congress
OREFIELD, Pa. -- Marty Nothstein’s insurgent campaign for Congress picked up a significant endorsement today from Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin.
Martin released the following statement:
“Marty Nothstein’s story combines the American Dream with the fresh outlook of a political outsider. He’s precisely the kind of person we need to send to Congress to shake things up.
“Smart, disciplined and independent, Marty will bring a champion’s drive and determination to Congress. He has already proven himself as a conservative problem-solver on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, and his skills in both business and the non-profit sector mark him as the best among a new generation of leaders in our region. I’m enthusiastic about endorsing Marty Nothstein to be our next Congressman.”
Nothstein said he was, “humbled and honored to have the steadfast support and strong endorsement from District Attorney Martin for our campaign for Congress. Most importantly, I look forward to seeing him on the campaign trail and benefiting from his counsel. Jim’s support is evidence of the growing momentum of our cause.”
Nothstein, a resident of Orefield, Lehigh County, serves as chairman of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, currently runs his own small business, and operates a non-profit organization promoting bicycling programs for youngsters. Nothstein also owns and works his family farm, and has been active in land conservation.
First appointed to office in 1997 and then elected in every subsequent election, Martin is the longest- serving district attorney in Lehigh County history, a post in which he empaneled the county’s first grand jury in modern history, and achieved a reputation as a fearless prosecutor.
The 15th Congressional District comprises all of Lehigh County, and portions of Northampton, Berks, Dauphin, and Lebanon counties.