Marty Seifert

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Marty Seifert
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Candidate for
Governor of Minnesota
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives District 21A
ProfessionAdmissions Counselor, Southwest Minnesota State University
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Marty Seifert (b. April 23, 1972) was a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He represented District 21A from 1996 to 2011. He was Minority Leader from 2006-2009 and Majority Whip from 2001-2006.

Seifert is a Republican candidate for Governor of Minnesota in the 2014 elections. He formally entered the race on November 21, 2013.[1][2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Seifert was considered to be a front-runner in the 2010 gubernatorial race to succeed Tim Pawlenty.[3] However, he withdrew from the race to avoid a contentious GOP primary.[4]


Seifert is an Admissions Counselor at Southwest Minnesota State University. He has previously worked as a Government/history teacher at Marshall Senior High School, and a property manager.

Seifert is a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Lyon County Historical Society, Minnesota Education Association, and Sons of the American Legion.[5]

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the house, he served on the following committees:



See also: Minnesota gubernatorial election, 2014

Seifert is running for election as Governor of Minnesota.[6] Seifert is seeking the Republican nomination in the open primary election in hope of ousting current incumbent Mark Dayton (D) in the general election. Dayton was first elected governor in 2010 and will run for a second term in 2014.[7]

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Running Mate

On February 27, 2014, Seifert announced that Pam Myhra would be his running mate for the 2014 elections.[8]


Seifert chose not to run in the 2010 election. Instead, he made an unsuccessful run for Minnesota Governor. Seifert withdrew from the race to avoid a contentious GOP primary.[9]


On November 4, 2008, Marty Seifert won election to the District 21A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Allen Kruse. [10]

Marty Seifert raised $60,635 for his campaign.[11]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 21A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marty Seifert (R) 11,915 67.05%
Allen Kruse (DFL) 5,827 32.79%
Write-In 28 0.16%

Campaign donors

Listed below are the three largest contributors to Marty Seifert's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,691
Redwood County Republican Party $3,400
Lyon County Republican Party $1,500


Seifert is married and has two children.

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Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 21A
Succeeded by
Chris Swedzinski (R)