Del Marsh

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Del Marsh
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Alabama State Senate District 12
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 17
Senate President
Senate President Pro Tempore
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthSeptember 2, 1956
Place of birthWheeling, WV
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Del Marsh (b. September 2, 1956) is a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 12. Marsh was first elected in November 1998. Marsh currently serves as President of the Senate.


Marsh earned a bachelor's degree at Auburn University.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

In the 2015 legislative session, Marsh served on every committee as an ex officio member due to his status as President of the Senate.[1]

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Tourism and Marketing, Chair


Marsh served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Taylor Stewart was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Del Marsh defeated Steven Guede in the Republican primary.[2][3][4][5] Marsh then defeated Stewart in the general election on November 4, 2014.[6]

Alabama State Senate District 12, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDel Marsh Incumbent 57.1% 17,646
     Democratic Taylor Stewart 42.6% 13,178
     NA Write-In 0.3% 85
Total Votes 30,909

Alabama State Senate, District 12 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDel Marsh Incumbent 60% 9,109
Steven Guede 40% 6,076
Total Votes 15,185


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Marsh ran for re-election to the 12th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He then defeated Wallace Wyatt, Jr. in the November 2 general election.[7]

Alabama State Senate, District 12 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Del Marsh (R) 26,715
Wallace Wyatt, Jr. (D) 15,210


On November 7, 2006, Marsh won re-election to the 12th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, running unopposed.[8]

Marsh raised $383,549 for his campaign.[9]


On November 5, 2006, Marsh won re-election to the 12th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Preston R. Gray, Jr. (D).[10]

Marsh raised $319,000 for his campaign, while Gray raised $140,090.[11]

Alabama State Senate, District 12 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Del Marsh (R) 22,712
Preston R. Gray, Jr. (D) 15,537

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Marsh raised $702,124 in contributions.[12]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $98,462
Franklin PAC $55,000
Alabama Retail Association $37,500
Home Builders Association Of Alabama $35,000


In 2006, Marsh collected $383,549 in donations.[13]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Farmers Federation $18,500
Alabama Road Builders Association $17,000
FGA PAC $16,000
Home Builders Association Of Alabama $15,000
Automobile Dealers Association Of Alabama $14,500
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


In 2010, Marsh's endorsements included the following:[14]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express


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Marsh and his wife, Ginger, have two children. They currently live in Anniston, Alabama.

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Alabama State Senate District 12
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