|Minnesota State Senate, District 66|
|1987 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||28|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 1986|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||St. Olaf College|
|Date of birth||November 1, 1956|
|Place of birth||Evanston, Illinois|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Marty earned his bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College in 1978. His professional experience includes working in the Minnesota House of Representatives as a Administrator/Researcher for the Minnesota House Criminal Justice Committee from 1983 to 1984, and for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party as the Communications Director's Aide from 1979 to 1980.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Marty served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environment and Energy, Chair|
|• Health, Human Services and Housing|
|• Rules and Administration|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Marty served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Human Services|
|• Judiciary and Public Safety|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Marty served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Commerce and Consumer Protection|
|• Health, Housing and Family Security, Chair|
|• State and Local Government Operations and Oversight|
Marty's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Balancing the Budget
- Excerpt: "To get Minnesota back on track, we need to put the long-term interests of the state ahead of short-term political gains and engage in an honest conversation about what is required to reclaim a healthy budget process."
Investing in Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt: "John Marty will work to create jobs immediately, and will focus on investment. There are many opportunities to invest in Minnesota that will stimulate employment and the economy."
Investing in Minnesota's Health
- Excerpt: "It is time for Minnesota to lead the nation in real health reform -- universal, single-payer health care that will make Minnesotans healthier, save money, and stimulate the economy."
Investing in Democracy: Clean Elections and Instant Runoff Voting (IRV)
- Excerpt: "Democracy is a delicate thing. It requires constant vigilance, maintenance, and improvement."
Investing in Education
- Excerpt: "To John Marty, one of the most important responsibilities of the state is to provide all students with access to quality education. Minnesota does best when students have the opportunity to graduate ready for 21st Century success – whether they go on to a college, university or technical school or head straight to the workforce."
Gay marriage stance
Marty was targeted in a commercial advertisement for comments on gay marriage made March 2, 2010. From the senate floor, Marty expressed favor of advancing legislation legalizing marriage in Minnesota "as quickly as we can."
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
Marty won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate, District 66. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Wayde Brooks (R) in the general election on November 6.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 66, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John Marty Incumbent||74.1%||27,735|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
|Minnesota State Senate, District 54 (2010)|
|John Marty (DFL)||18600||56.51%|
|Tim Johnson (R)||14279||43.39%|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2006
|Minnesota State Senate, District 54 (2006)|
|John Marty (DFL)||21,847||62.05%|
|Dan Williams (R)||13,328||37.86%|
Comprehensive donor information for Marty is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Marty raised a total of $324,220 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.
|John Marty's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota Senate, District 54||$38,658|
|2010||Minnesota Senate, District 54||$27,599|
|2008||Minnesota Senate, District 54||$23,189|
|2006||Minnesota Senate, District 54||$71,749|
|2004||Minnesota Senate, District 54||$4,242|
|2002||Minnesota Senate, District 54||$53,192|
|2000||Minnesota Senate, District 54||$54,143|
|1996||Minnesota Senate, District 54||$51,448|
|Grand Total Raised||$324,220|
2012Marty won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Marty raised a total of $38,658.
|Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Marty's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$38,658|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Marty received $27,599 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Marty's campaign in 2010|
|Total Raised in 2010||$27,599|
In 2006, Marty collected $71,749 in donations.
His largest contributor in 2006 was:
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.
Taxpayers League of Minnesota
The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."
Marty and his wife, Connie Jaarsma, have two children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996
- John Marty on Twitter
- "johnmarty," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 25, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Results General Election - Nov. 7, 2006," accessed May 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Marty, John," accessed December 21, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2006 contributions to John Marty
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Mary Jo McGuire (DFL)
|Minnesota State Senate District 66
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State Senate District 54
| Succeeded by|
Katie Sieben (DFL)