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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    Regarding the Senate vote tomorrow on preemption legislation that would block local governments from adopting paid sick leave or minimum wage increases—we should be doing the opposite.

    Let’s address the crisis of poverty that many workers face by adopting paid sick leave and raising the minimum wage for the state.

    People are pushing for local action because they are fed up with the legislature’s failure to protect working families. Don’t punish local residents under House File 600 (the preemption bill)! Instead, support Senate File 1318 ( to help workers!

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    Chloe the two-toed sloth and Cupid the African penguin visited the Capitol today to help make the case for my legislation to increase student outreach at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory through continued arts and cultural heritage funding.

    Como Zoo is a great place to visit, admission is always free, and it is open 365 days a year so stop by and say hello to Chloe and Cupid next time you're nearby!

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