Senator John Marty


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John Marty represents District 66 which comprises Roseville, Lauderdale, Falcon Heights and parts of St. Paul. Marty is one of the longest-serving senators having first been elected in 1986. He is currently serving his ninth term. Marty most recently celebrated his 36th wedding anniversary to wife Connie; they have two grown children whom they raised in Roseville.

Marty is known as a vocal advocate for social progressive issues and has worked tirelessly on numerous issues; most recently his accomplishments include work on shutting down puppy mills and banning triclosan from personal care products.

Sen. Marty has been the champion for Minnesota Health Plan which is a single, statewide plan that would cover all Minnesotans for all of their medical needs. His work on ending poverty by 2020 likewise remains an important long-term goal of Marty’s. The $100 million investment into low-income housing and homeless programs in the 2014 Bonding Bill as well as increasing minimum wage to $9.50 per hour were big wins in the fight against poverty. Sen. Marty, however, would like to see a minimum wage of at least $15 per hour, as he called for in his Worker Dignity bill SF 3612, introduced in 2016.

Marty is a writer in addition to serving the people of District 66. For many years he has authored columns and published them on his Apple Pie Alliance website – a site that was a blog long before blogging became mainstream. Marty describes his site as a place to increase thoughtful discussion and to promote policies that will build a better society and healthy communities for the 21st century.


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    The last month has brought us into a much-needed conversation about sexual harassment and the way we treat each other. I commend the victims who have bravely come forward in recent weeks to share their painful stories. Many courageous women have spoken out in the past, but all too often their stories have been dismissed and many have faced retaliation. Sexual harassment and assault are always wrong, and we need to start listening to and supporting women and victims of all genders. When people in positions of authority use their power to harass or assault others, we need to step in and remove them from authority.

    Now that the nation’s attention has been drawn to this issue many more courageous women have spoken out, building a movement that can, and must, bring real change in our culture. It is long overdue, but we must seize the moment and make clear that such behavior is never acceptable. #IBelieveHer
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    This Thursday I'll be joining Tech Dump and Extending the Link to discuss the need for a Right to Repair bill and watch Decoding the Connection, a documentary that traces the global problem of electronic waste from Minnesota to China. Join us at the Bell Museum in Minneapolis to learn more! ...

    Sustainability Film Series - Luen Hai: Decoding the Connection

    November 9, 2017, 6:00pm - November 9, 2017, 8:00pm

    Luen Hai: Decoding the Connection Come learn about how America's addiction to technology impacts the environment and people around the world. This is the first film in this year's Sustainability Film Series. Enjoy the documentary from students at St John's and St Ben's Extending the Link group, followed by a panel discussion. Doors open at 6:00 PM Screening at 6:30 PM Panel discussion at 7:00 PM Panelists are Senator John Marty, Kevin Lynch of Extending the Link, and Amanda LaGrange of Tech Dump. Free food will be provided: - MN Goat Cheese and Apple Crostini with Sunflower Seed and Honey - Curried UMN Butternut Squash and Hummus Flatbreads - Selection of local cheese accompanied by Soy and Honey Glazed Brussel Sprouts and UMN Spiced Potatoes and Leeks Check out the trailer: youtu.be/EpSmblk4ZSc

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