|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|
|Date of birth||September 11, 1937|
Martinson is not running for re-election to the State House in 2015. 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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