Martha Scott

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Martha Scott
Scott M.jpg
Michigan Senate District 2
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
January 1, 2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Martha Scott was a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate since 2001. Due to Michigan term limits, Senator Scott did not run for re-election in the Michigan State Senate elections of 2010. [1]

Scott had a large amount of legislative experience leading up to the Michigan Senate. Scott first served on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners from 1977 to 1979. In 1984, Scott was elected to the Highland Park City Council and also served as President on the Council until 1987. Later that year, Scott was elected Mayor of the Detroit suburb of Highland Park. Scott served as the Mayor until 1994 before she was elected that year to the Michigan House of Representatives. Scott served in the Michigan House until she ran for the Michigan Senate 2000 and won. Scott currently is the Assistant Minority Whip for the Democrats.

Scott graduated with her Associate's degree from Highland Park Junior College in 1954 and was employed by Michigan Bell now AT&T Michigan from 1960 to 1986.

Committee assignments

Scott served on these committees:

District 2

Scott represented Michigan Senate District 2. District 2 includes the Inner City Detroit neighborhoods and the suburbs of Hamafrack and Highland Park[3].



See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Scott is one of 12 Democratic state senators who were ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 because of Michigan's term limits.


On November 7, 2006, Scott ran for District 2 of the Michigan State Senate, beating Michael Hoehn.[4]

Scott raised $123,085 for her campaign.[5]

Michigan State Senate, District 2
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martha Scott (D) 47,223
Michael Hoehn (R) 17,105

Campaign donors


In 2006 Martha Scott collected $123,085 in donations.[6]

Her four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Genesee Victory Fund $6,000
Michigan Women's Campaign Fund $6,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $6,000
Michigan Auto Workers $5,420


Scott is divorced with two children and resides in Highland Park, Michigan.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michigan State Senate District 2
2001–January 1,2011
Succeeded by
Bert Johnson