|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|
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%|
|Minnesota State Senate, District 54 (2006)|
|John Marty (DFL)||21,847||62.05%|
|Dan Williams (R)||13,328||37.86%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
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:
Marty and his wife, Connie Jaarsma, have two children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- 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, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Minnesota Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2006 contributions to John Marty
Mary Jo McGuire (DFL)
|Minnesota State Senate District 66
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State Senate District 54
| Succeeded by|
Katie Sieben (DFL)