Marty Pottebaum was born in Remsen, Iowa, the 13th of 15 children. At age two, the family moved to Sioux City, where he has resided ever since. He was a Sioux City Police Officer for eighteen years before he had to retire on a job related disability. He was a member of the last group drafted into The U.S. army, and is a Past President of The Sioux City Police Officers' Association and The Iowa State Police Association, as well as being an honorary member of The Sioux City Fire Fighters Local # 7. He is currently The Chair of The Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System of Iowa. Marty and his wife Kandy together have five children and seven grandchildren.
Marty was elected to The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors in November 2016, where he hopes to be a voice for everyone in the county that wants their representatives to actually listen to them. He will work to provide the necessary services in a cost effective manner. As one of five Supervisors, Marty believes they all need to work for the good of the county and all of it's citizens.