Martine Faure (born September 30, 1948 in Langon, Gironde) is a member of the National Assembly of France. She represents the 9th constituency of the Gironde department, and is a member of the Socialist Party.
A retired teacher, she is currently a member of the Commission of culture and education.
Martine Faure grew up in Aillas in a farming family. Initially a local councillor in Aillas, at the age of 35 she became a municipal councillor in Langon. As Deputy Mayor (1983), she worked in the cultural field for nearly nine years.
In 1998, she was elected to the cantonal council of Auros. She set up the network of communes of the Pays d'Auros and became its first chair. Martine Faure was VicePresident of the General Council of Gironde, with responsibility for culture and environment until 2008.
Martine Faure is a member of the Socialist and Radical group and a member of the Committee on Cultural, Family and Social Affairs. She is a member of the Socialist Party. She is a member of the current Rassembler à gauche grouping ("Gathering on the left") which brings together followers of Laurent Fabius.
On 28 February 2013, The Commission des affaires culturelles et de l’éducation, of which Faure is part, voted in favour of an amendment proposed by her, and favoured by Yves Durand, Martine Martinel and Marie-George Buffet among others, that replaced the biological concepts of "sex", with the sociological concepts of "gender" in the national elementary curriculum. The elementary curriculum was successfully revised in September 2013 under the name "l'ABCD de l'egalite".
- "Assemblée nationale - Les députés : Mme Martine Faure" (in French). Assemblée nationale.
- fr:Martine Faure
- assemblee-nationale.fr: "Commission des affaires culturelles et de l’éducation Jeudi 28 février 2013 Séance de 14 heures 30 Compte rendu n° 31 Présidence de M. Patrick Bloche, président", search on "AC 421"
- gouvernement.fr: "Les ABCD de l’égalité : un outil pour lutter dès l’école contre les inégalités filles-garçons", consulted July 2014