Marty Donovan

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Marty Donovan
Born November 30, 1950
Occupation Real estate broker, politician
Spouse Helene Donovan
Children Ryan, Anna

Martin Jude Donovan is a former member of the Pensacola City Council for District 4. He served from 2001-2009.

Donovan, broker and owner of Donovan Realty, is a graduate of Sacred Heart School, Pensacola Catholic High School and Auburn University. A Pensacola resident since 1956, he is Co-Chairman of the Bayou Texar Foundation and a director of the Escambia Bay Marine Institute, a school program for troubled teens. Involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Marty was the 1996 Big Brother of the Year.

Donovan has also served on the City of Pensacola Citizens’ Committee for Bayou Texar/Carpenters Creek Storm Water Assessment, the Escambia County Citizens’ Task Force on Urban Storm Water Runoff, the City’s Code Enforcement Board and the Escambia County Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Donovan was the sole dissenting Council member to vote against the Community Maritime Park project and became active in the group Save Our City, which attempted to overturn the Council's decision by referendum.

He was defeated by Larry B. Johnson in a 2008 runoff election.

Married 30 years to, and recently separated from, Helene, they have a son, Ryan, and a daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Rick Johnson.

Preceded by:
John Panyko
Pensacola City Council
District 4

Succeeded by:
Larry B. Johnson