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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 1

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Marty Walters

Environmental Scientist
16,032 votes (8.4%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Rural Economic Development
  • Sustainable and Productive Forestry
  • Universal Healthcare



Yale School of Forestry Masters of Environmental Management, Industrial Ecology (2004)
Oberlin College Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Environmental Studies (1987)


As an environmental scientist for 30 years, I’ve cleaned up big messes, responded to disasters, and managed large, complex projects, cutting through a tangle of regulations to get stuff done. I’ve worked around the world at the intersection of environmental protection and economics, and now I’m ready to work for you.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $75,515

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Marty Walters
Employees of Feather River Land Trust
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Employees of Jean Sage
Employees of Taylorsville And Greenville United Met
Employees of Yale University

More information about contributions

By State:

California 89.06%
Florida 5.40%
Maryland 3.00%
Connecticut 1.50%
Other 1.05%

By Size:

Large contributions (66.25%)
Small contributions (33.75%)

By Type:

From organizations (3.05%)
From individuals (96.95%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I understand the importance of our region to the success of California and the United States, and I want our government to better support our hard work through good-quality healthcare and education, living-wage jobs, twenty-first century infrastructure, smart environmental management, and retirement security. As a single mother who raised three young adults in Plumas County, I know how challenging it can be to find success in our rural communities.

We can create a New Rural Economy in Northern California by collaborating with our small businesses and entrepreneurs and building upon the District’s unique resources and character. We can put sustainable forestry front and center, reducing wildfires and protecting watersheds while preserving ecosystems, creating jobs, and keeping public lands accessible for recreation. We can develop new local industries, making products that help us respond to climate change. We can bring back rural communities as centers for arts and culture, services, and remote work, all supported by reliable high-speed internet. Let’s make that our reality.

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