Klingon warrior Martok, who made several appearances on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has chosen to serve the Empire in a new way. On January 1st, he will assume his new elected post on the five person Town Board of Ulysses, a small community in Tompkins County, New York.

Martok, known here on Earth as John Hertzler, or by his stage name of J.G. Hertzler, is familiar to TV viewers for ten different roles in the Star Trek universe.

Hertzler, 63, still travels around the world to attend Star Trek conventions. In his spare time, Hertzler says he has taken his passion for acting and turned it into community service.

What does Hertzler hope to accomplish while in office? According to Ithacajournal.com, he says,"I hope to be able to accomplish something."

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