David Scott Dibble (born August, 27, 1965) represents SD 61, which includes parts of South, Southwest, and downtown Minneapolis in Hennepin County.
Dibble was first elected to the Senate in November 2002 and reelected in 2006, 2010, and 2012. He previously served one term in the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 60B. Dibble serves as chair of the Transportation and Public Safety Committee and Finance Division. He also serves on the Finance Committee, Environment and Energy Committee, and the Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Finance Division.
Dibble has played a key role in a number of legislative successes. They include passage of an historic transportation funding measure, enactment of the Freedom to Breathe Act, mercury reduction legislation, and approval of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.
Dibble attended both the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul. He is an openly gay community organizer who is married to Richard Leyva. They married in California before the passage of Proposition 8.