Senator John Marty
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.