Martin Long is an author, high tech mentor, businessman and political scientist based in the Boston area. He was born in Chicago, studied Political Science and Computer Science at the University of Illinois, and has a graduate degree in Government from the London School of Economics. He traveled extensively in Eastern Europe before the fall of the Berlin wall, living in Poland for a time. He has written about the historical context of terrorism. He recently authored a book entitled The Reagan Memes: The Path from Reagan Conservatism to Modern Day Gridlock (and how to get out of it). Martin is a Democratic candidate for Congress in Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District. Martin has served on the Lexington School Committee and as a Town Meeting Member.