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John Marty

John Marty

Statement about running for governor: "I'm certainly not a wealthy, self-financed candidate, but we're going to win." — Star Tribune, April 13, 2009

Party: DFL

Current government position: State Senator, District 54

Elected: 1986       

Term: 7th

Occupation: Public official, writer

Birth date: Nov. 1, 1956

Home: Roseville, Minn.

Education: B.A., ethics, St. Olaf College

Websites:

John Marty for Governor


Sen. John Marty

E-mails: Marty for Governor, Sen. John Marty

Key issues and priorities: Sen. Marty's stances on issues center around ethical responsibility — in politics, government, business and education. His website says, "Marty has been an articulate voice for cutting waste in government spending and stopping costly taxpayer subsidies for private businesses. He is a strong advocate for public investments in education that enable people to reach their potential and contribute to the economy."

Political experience: Serving 7th term in the Minnesota Senate. Campaign aide/communications director for the DFL Party (1979-1980); Chair, Senate Health, Housing and Family Security Committee. Unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1994.

Background articles:

"John Marty entered what is expected to be a crowded field for the 2010 DFL nomination for governor"

"Sen. Marty's gift ban was ahead of the curve"

"Roseville senator considering run for governor in 2010"

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