Scott Dibble (politician)

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Scott Dibble
Dibble in 2011
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 61st district
60th (2003–2013)
Assumed office
January 7, 2003
Preceded by redrawn district
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 60B district
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 6, 2003
Preceded by Myron Orfield
Succeeded by district redrawn
Personal details
Born (1965-08-27) August 27, 1965 (age 49)
New York City, New York
Political party Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Spouse(s) Richard Leyva (m. 2008)
Residence Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alma mater University of St. Thomas
University of Minnesota
Occupation legislator

David Scott Dibble (born August 27, 1965) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represents District 61, which includes portions of the city of Minneapolis in Hennepin County.[1]


Dibble attended both the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul.[2]

Minnesota Legislature[edit]

Dibble was first elected to the Senate in November 2002 and re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2012. He previously served one term in the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 60B.[2][3] He, alongside House Representative Karen Clark and several other colleagues in the legislature, proposed a bipartisan amendment during the 2013 legislative session in the state of Minnesota to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill passed and same-sex marriage took effect on August 1, 2013.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Dibble is openly gay. His husband is Richard Leyva. They married in California before the passage of Proposition 8. He is one of three gay members of the Minnesota Legislature, along with Representatives Karen Clark and Susan Allen, also DFL members from Minneapolis.[5] His campaigns have won the support of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Senator D. Scott Dibble DFL District 60". 1965-08-27. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Dibble, D. Scott". Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Election Reporting". 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  4. ^ "WATCH: Minnesota Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill". ThinkProgress. 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  5. ^ "GLLI: Out Officials". Retrieved 2008-05-12. 

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