Star Trek Actor Elected to Office in Upstate New York

November 12, 2013

A Klingon warrior has been elected to a town board in New York.

John Hertzler has played as many as 10 different roles in the Star Trek franchise, most notably as Martok – a Klingon warrior known for skill and leadership on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

On Jan. 1, he will become one of five board members in Ulysses, a town of 5,000 people in Tompkins County near Ithaca.

"I hope to be able to accomplish something," Hertzler said of his new role.

Larry Nemecek, a Star Trek expert from Burbank, Ca., said he couldn't recall any other recurring Star Trek characters that have won elected office.

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