|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 58|
|1992 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||23|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 5, 1991|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Date of birth||September 11, 1937|
Martinson served as Treasurer of the Madison County Republican Executive Committee from 1993 to 1997.
Martinson earned her B.A. from Millsaps College. Her professional experience includes working as a businesswoman, Vice President of GardenWorks, and Marketing/Sales/Vice President of Green Oak Nursery and Florist.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Martinson served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Apportionment and Elections|
|• Ways and Means|
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Martinson served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010|
|• Fees and Salaries of Public Officers|
On November 8, 2011, Martinson won re-election to District 58 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She defeated Bobby Dallas in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.
On November 6, 2007, Martinson was re-elected in District 58. She ran unopposed.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 58 (2007)|
|Rita Martinson (R)||8,288|
In 2011, Martinson received $55,083 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rita Martinson's campaign in 2011|
|Mississippi Bankers Association||$3,000|
|Mississippi House Republican Conference||$2,000|
|Home Builders Association Of Mississippi||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$55,083|
|Total Votes received in 2011||9,665|
|Cost of each vote received||$5.7|
In 2007, Martinson collected $8,650 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.
|Mississippi Medical Association||$1,000|
|Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association||$550|
|Associated General Contractors of Mississippi||$500|
|First Heritage Credit LLC||$500|
|Mississippi Consumer Finance Association||$500|
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.
- Business and Industry Political Education Committee: Legislator "Business and Jobs" Report Card
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Martinson is married with four children.
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- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
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- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Martinson
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2011 Election Results," accessed March 23, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2007 Statewide Elections," accessed February 14, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Mississippi 2011 - Candidates," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, 2007 contributions to Rita Martinson
- StateScape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 29, 2014
- Business and Industry Political Education Committee, "Legislator 'Business & Jobs' Report Card - 2014 Legislative Session," accessed August 30, 2014
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