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
Current government position: State Senator, District 54
Occupation: Public official, writer
Birth date: Nov. 1, 1956
Home: Roseville, Minn.
Education: B.A., ethics, St. Olaf College
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.
“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”