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Alder Dina Nina Martinez-Rutherford
District 15

Contact Alder Martinez-Rutherford

Contact Alder Dina Nina Martinez-Rutherford

About Alder Martinez-Rutherford

As someone who has experienced poverty and housing insecurity, I am dedicated to finding solutions that work for all of us. Housing and Homelessness are a huge issue for Madison and making sure that we keep our gig workers, creatives, artists and performers is vital to preserving the spirit of our city.

I am a small business owner and creative entrepreneur. I am a comedian and speaker who is passionate about educating companies and organizations around transgender and gender identity issues and inclusion. This passion led me to creating Lady Laughs Comedy, a company that coaches, supports and celebrates funny women in comedy. Lady Laughs Comedy is also a Best of Madison winning company.  

I am also on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee for KW2, and have worked with Abortion Access Front and independent clinics in the Midwest that provide reproductive care as well as gender affirming care.

In addition to my professional achievements, I love electronic dance pop music, Kylie Minogue is everything. I love regional travel to spots like Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Saugatuck. Internationally I quite enjoy Melbourne Australia, London and Paris. I enjoy sewing and crafting, and spending quality time with my dog Gertrude Emmaline Vonhunderhaus.

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