Mark Marshall

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Mark Marshall
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Board Member, Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Berkeley District
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSpotsylvania High School
ProfessionSchool employee
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Mark Marshall was a candidate for the Berkeley District on the Spotsylvania County School Board. He lost election to challenger Erin Grampp on November 5, 2013.


Marshall is a lifelong resident of both Spotsylvania County and the Berkeley District. He has a Master's license in HVAC. He has been employed by Spotsylvania Public schools for 18 years. He and his wife, Amy have two children that attend district schools.[1]



See also: Spotsylvania County Public Schools elections (2013)


Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Berkeley District, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngErin Grampp 47.9% 2,002
     Independent Mark Marshall 36.5% 1,527
     Independent J. Gilbert Seaux Incumbent 15% 627
     Independent Write-in Votes 0.6% 25
Total Votes 4,181
Source: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


The Spotsylvania Education Association endorsed Marshall.[2]


Marshall reported $4,130 in contributions but no expenditures to The Free Lance-Star.[3]

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on the Spotsylvania County School Board on November 5, 2013. The Battlefield and Berkeley Districts were filled by new members, while Lee Hill District incumbent Amanda Blalock retained her seat.

About the district

See also: Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Virginia
Spotsylvania County Public Schools is located in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
Spotsylvania County Public Schools is located in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The county seat of Spotsylvania County is Spotsylvania Courthouse]. Spotsylvania County is home to 127,348 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] In the 2011-2012 school year, Spotsylvania County Public Schools was the 11th-largest school district in Virginia and served 23,817 students.[5]


Spotsylvania County underperformed compared to the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.2 percent of Spotsylvania County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 35.2 percent for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Spotsylvania County was $78,345 compared to $63,907 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Spotsylvania County was 7.6 percent compared to 11.3 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race Spotsylvania County (%) Virginia (%)
White 77.9 70.8
Black or African American 15.9 19.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 2.5 6.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 3.2 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 8.3 8.6

Presidential Voting Pattern, Spotsylvania County[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 43.4 54.9
2008 46.0 52.9
2004 36.6 62.8
2000 38.4 59.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[7][8]

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