“Star Trek” actor to challenge Congressman Tom Reed

JG Hertzler JG Hertzler

June 12, 2017 06:35 AM

A Congressman who represents New York’s 23rd district is getting a unique challenger for his congressional seat.

According to his Facebook page, "Star Trek" actor JG Hertzler has announced he is challenging Republican Congressman Tom Reed in November. Hertzler says he disagrees with everything Reed supports, including his support of President Donald Trump. 

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The actor now lives in Ithaca and says he will be campaigning through all 11 counties of the district in the coming months. 

Hertzler portrayed General Martok on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” He was elected to the Ulysses Town Board in 2013.


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