—  Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.


“and I think his tireless energy is reflective of that. I’m amazed at how out there he is—posted on the corner of Delancy and Essex, for instance, on a hot day in August, sweating through his shirt, talking to people as they come out of the subway. He’s an old-school politician in that way, which I really appreciate.”



—  The Villager

“Marte’s background as a native of the Lower East Side melting pot, his international education, his private- and public-sector work experience, his volunteer work, and his passion for social justice make him a person who can communicate with people from all walks of life and can effectively turn issues into action.”