Representative Marti Anderson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 85 (2013) - 89 (2021)
Home County: Polk
Marti Anderson
Polk County


Serving fourth term in House.


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.


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.

Text above from Iowa Official Register/Other
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