Foley Smith announces candidacy for Canton town council
CANTON — Martha Foley Smith has announced her candidacy for the Canton Town Council.
Smith is currently serving on the Council. She was appointed to a one-year term in January to fill a vacancy on the board, and is running for the two-year term to complete the vacancy.She will run on the Democratic ticket.
Smith settled in Canton after graduation from St. Lawrence University in 1974. She soon launched a long career in journalism, beginning at The St. Lawrence Plaindealer. Smith joined public radio station WSLU/NCPR in 1981, rising to news director in 1990. She retired from NCPR in 2019.
“I was privileged to report on issues important to Canton and the North Country for over 40 years,” Smith said. “Now I’m eager to be a direct participant in my community’s life.”
Smith lives in the Town of Canton with her husband, boat builder Everett Smith.