Marti Anderson

Iowa House District 36

Contact Marti:
1717 Marella Trl
Des Moines, IA 50310


Rep. Marti Anderson is currently serving her 2nd term in the Iowa House and is Ranking Member of the Administration and Rules Committee. She also serves on the Environmental Protection, Human Resources, Judiciary, and Public Safety Committees and Justice System Appropriations Subcommittee.

Anderson is a Des Moines native who graduated from Des Moines’ St. Joseph’s Academy in 1969. She earned her BA in social work from UNI, her MSW from the University of Iowa, and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker.

Marti Anderson lives in the Beaverdale neighborhood of Des Moines, House District 36, with her husband of 20 years, Bob Brammer. Her step daughter Alissa lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and stepson, Gabe, lives in Baltimore Maryland with his wife. Anderson and Brammer have three grandchildren.

Marti began her social work career at Broadlawns Medical Center. She was later director of Polk County Victim Services (now Crisis & Advocacy), was the first service director at the Polk County Family Violence Center, and the first Community Services Coordinator at what is now Prevent Child Abuse Iowa. Until retirement from the state in June 2011, Marti served for 22 years as founding director of the Iowa Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division.

Iowa House District 36

Des Moines