Ken Martin (politician)

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This article is about the Minnesota politician. For the long-distance runner, see Ken Martin.
Ken Martin
Martin speaking at the 2016 Olmsted County DFL Convention
Chair of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Assumed office
February 5, 2011
Preceded by Brian Melendez
Personal details
Spouse(s) Jennifer O'Rourke[1]
Children 2
Alma mater University of Kansas
Occupation Activist

Currently serving as the chair of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, the Minnesota branch of the Democratic Party.

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.[2]

Martin was elected to serve as the DFL Party's chair in February 2011.[3]


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Party political offices
Preceded by
Brian Melendez
Chair of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
2011 – present
Succeeded by