Scott Dibble (politician)
|Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 61st district
January 7, 2003
|Preceded by||redrawn district|
|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 60B district
January 3, 2001 – January 6, 2003
|Preceded by||Myron Orfield|
|Succeeded by||district redrawn|
August 27, 1965 |
New York City, New York
|Political party||Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party|
|Spouse(s)||Richard Leyva (m. 2008)|
|Alma mater||University of St. Thomas
University of Minnesota
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.
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. 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.
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. His campaigns have won the support of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.
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- "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Dibble, D. Scott". Leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- "Election Reporting". Electionresults.sos.state.mn.us. 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
- "WATCH: Minnesota Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill". ThinkProgress. 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
- "GLLI: Out Officials". Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- Scott Dibble at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present
- Senator Scott Dibble official Minnesota Senate website
- Minnesota Public Radio Vote Tracker: Sen. D. Scott Dibble Profile
- Senator Scott Dibble official campaign website