John Marty

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 11:02, 4 July 2013 by Alex Murray (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
John Marty
Minnesota State Senate, District 66
In office
1987 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 28
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSt. Olaf College
Date of birthNovember 1, 1956
Place of birthEvanston, Illinois
ProfessionEditor/freelance writer
Office website
Campaign website
John Marty (b. November 1, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 66. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986.


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.

Committee assignments


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:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Marty served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Marty's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

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."

Election history


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.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 66, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Marty Incumbent 74.1% 27,735
     Republican Wayde Brooks 25.9% 9,718
Total Votes 37,453


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Marty won re-election to the 54th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Tim Johnson ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 54 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Marty (DFL) 18600 56.51%
Tim Johnson (R) 14279 43.39%
Write-In 33 0.10%


On November 7, 2006, Marty won re-election to the 54th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Dan Williams (R).[4]

Minnesota State Senate, District 54 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Marty (DFL) 21,847 62.05%
Dan Williams (R) 13,328 37.86%
Write-In 33 0.09

Campaign donors


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.[5]


In 2006, Marty collected $71,749 in donations.[6]

His largest contributor in 2006 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $18,679


Marty and his wife, Connie Jaarsma, have two children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term John + Marty + Minnesota + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Jo McGuire (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 66
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minnesota State Senate District 54
Succeeded by
Katie Sieben (DFL)