Ken Martin (politician)
Martin speaking at the 2016 Olmsted County DFL Convention
|Chair of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party|
February 5, 2011
|Preceded by||Brian Melendez|
|Alma mater||University of Kansas|
Martin began his career in politics as a high school volunteer for the campaign of Paul Wellstone. After receiving a degree in political science from the University of Kansas, Martin returned to Minnesota to work on a variety of campaigns. He worked on the Gore/Lieberman Campaign in 2000, the Buck Humphrey for secretary of state campaign in 2002, the Kerry/Edwards Campaign in 2004, and the Mike Hatch for governor campaign in 2006. In 2010, Martin served as executive director of WIN Minnesota, and managed the recount process for eventual governor Mark Dayton.
Martin was elected to serve as the DFL Party's chair in February 2011.
- Kimball, Joe (May 23, 2012). "Rybak hires lobbyist Jennifer O'Rourke as chief of staff". MinnPost. Minneapolis.
- DFL Party Leadership
- DFL Elects Ken Martin as New State DFL Chair
|Party political offices|
|Chair of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
2011 – present