Martiny going for cancer treatment Martiny going for cancer treatment Advocate staff file photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- State Sen. Danny Martiny, R- Metairie Capitol news bureau May 23, 2014 Comments State Sen. Danny Martiny is headed to Houston’s M.D. Anderson Medical Center for cancer treatment. A somber Louisiana Senate paused Thursday to pray for Martiny, a Metairie lawyer and legislative Republican leader. A short time later, the House stopped for a moment of silence for Martiny as he prepares to fight the newly-diagnosed cancer. Martiny, 62, is chairman of the Senate’s Commerce Committee. He has been a legislator since 1994, winning election to seat in the House. He is in his second term in the Senate.