Marti Anderson

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State Representative
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Social Worker
Polk
88
01/14/2019 - 01/10/2021
36

Term

Serving fourth term in House.

Profession

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). Career: Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division; Polk County Victim Services; Broadlawns Medical Center; Prevent Child Abuse Iowa; Polk County Family Violence Center.

Education

High school graduate of St. Joseph Academy in Des Moines. Received B.A. in social work from the University of Northern Iowa and M.S.W. from the University of Iowa.

Memberships and Activities

Current: Iowa Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), past President. Past activities: Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance; Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault; Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence; State Technical Assistance and Training Team (now Prevent Child Abuse Iowa); Friends of Mitchellville Women’s Correctional Facility for Women Advisory Board; Iowa DOC Offender Reentry Steering Committee; Lt. Governor’s Committee to Stop Violence Against Women; Iowa Supreme Court Task Force on Court’s and Communities’ Response to Domestic Abuse; Iowa Legislative Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect; Iowa Legislative Task Force to Consolidate State Victim Services; U.S. Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus Advisory Committee; National VOCA Assistance Board; National Association of Attorneys General Crime Victim Advisory Committee; Straight Spouses of Gay People Support Group; Girl Scouts of America Troop 204 leader.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1951 in Des Moines. Primarily raised in Des Moines and also lived in California and Minnesota as a child. Resides in Des Moines, Beaverdale neighborhood.

Family Members

Husband, Robert Brammer; one daughter, two step-children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.

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State Representative
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Social Worker
Polk
87
01/09/2017 - 01/13/2019
36

Term

Serving third term in House.

Profession

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). Career: Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division; Polk County Victim Services; Broadlawns Medical Center; Prevent Child Abuse Iowa; CFI Family Violence Center.

Education

High school graduate of St. Joseph Academy in Des Moines. Received a B.A. in social work from the University of Northern Iowa and a M.S.W. from the University of Iowa.

Memberships and Activities

Current: Iowa Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), past President. Past activities: Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance; Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault; Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence; State Technical Assistance and Training Team (now Prevent Child Abuse Iowa); Mitchellville Correctional Facility for Women Advisory Board; Iowa DOC Offender Reentry Steering Committee; Lt. Governor’s Committee to Stop Violence Against Women; Iowa Supreme Court Task Force on Court’s and Communities’ Response to Domestic Abuse; Iowa Legislative Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect; Iowa Legislative Task Force to Consolidate State Victim Services; U.S. Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus Advisory Committee; National VOCA Assistance Board; Girl Scouts of America Troop 204 leader.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1951 in Des Moines. Primarily raised in Des Moines and also lived in California and Minnesota as a child. Resides in Des Moines.

Family Members

Husband, Robert Brammer; two step-children and three grandchildren.

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State Representative
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Social Work
Polk
86
01/12/2015 - 01/08/2017
36

Term

Serving second term in House.

Profession

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). Career: Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division; Polk County Victim Services; Broadlawns Medical Center; Prevent Child Abuse Iowa; CFI Family Violence Center.

Education

Received a B.A. in social work from the University of Northern Iowa and a M.S.W. from the University of Iowa.

Memberships and Activities

Current: U.S. Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus Advisory Committee; Iowa Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Past: Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance; Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault; Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Child Abuse State Technical Assistance and Training Team, Inc.; Mitchellville Correctional Facility for Women Advisory Board; Iowa Department of Corrections Offender Reentry Steering Committee; Lt. Governor’s Committee to Stop Violence Against Women; Iowa Supreme Court Task Force on Courts’ and Community Response to Domestic Abuse; Iowa Legislative Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect; Iowa Legislative Task Force to Consolidate Iowa Victim Services; Girl Scouts of America Troop 204 leader.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1951 in Des Moines. Raised and resides in Des Moines.

Family Members

Husband, Robert Brammer; two stepchildren and three grandchildren.

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State Representative
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Polk
85
01/14/2013 - 01/11/2015
36

Term

Serving first term in House.

Profession

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). Career: Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division; Polk County Victim Services; Broadlawns Medical Center; Prevent Child Abuse Iowa; CFI Family Violence Center.

Education

Received a B.A. in social work from the University of Northern Iowa and a M.S.W. from the University of Iowa.

Memberships and Activities

Current: U.S. Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus Advisory Committee; Iowa Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), past president. Past: NASW National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification; Victim Rights Committee of National Association of Attorneys General; Iowa Department of Corrections Offender Reentry Steering Committee; Iowa Lt. Governor’s Committee to Stop Violence Against Women; U.S. State Department training and technical assistance delegation to Russia on violence against women; Iowa Statewide Task Force on Stranger/Non-Stranger Sexual Assault; Iowa Supreme Court Task Force on Courts’ and Community Response to Domestic Abuse; Iowa Legislative Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect; Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance; Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault; Child Abuse State Technical Assistance and Training Team Inc.; Mitchellville Correctional Facility for Women Advisory Board; Iowa Legislative Interim Task Force to Consolidate Iowa Victim Services; Girl Scouts of America troop 204 leader.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1951 in Des Moines. Raised and resides in Des Moines.

Family Members

Husband, Robert Brammer; two stepchildren and two grandchildren.