Dave Marsden

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Dave Marsden
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Virginia Senate District 37
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2012
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$169/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionJanuary 12, 2010
First electedJanuary 12, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday04/05/1948
Place of birthAlexandria, VA
ProfessionConsultant
ReligionProtestant/Methodist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Dave Marsden is a Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 37. Marsden defeated Republican Stephen Hunt in a special election January 12, 2010, to fill the seat vacated by Ken Cuccinelli.[1]

Marsden served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2006-2010, representing the 41st district.

Marsden is a consultant with Development Services Group, Inc., and has served as Superintendent of Fairfax County's Juvenile Detention Center and probation officer with the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.[2]

Issue positions

Marsden's campaign website lists his views on a number of issues, including:[3]

  • Taxes: "I believe in holding the line on taxes and working across party lines for a fiscally responsible budget."
  • Transportation: "I am working on attacking the traffic problem from all angles, including a steady, dedicated reliable funding stream to improve all forms of transportation."
  • Education: "I want to continue supporting Fairfax schools by protecting current funding levels and working to keep them among the best in the nation."
  • Crime: "I want to continue use the skills and lessons I’ve learned from three decades in juvenile justice to craft a tough strategy that suppresses Northern Virginia’s youth gangs and prevents them from spreading deeper into our community."

Committee assignments

Marsden serves on the following Senate committees:

  • HB 2225 Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry; State Police shall publish on Internet database.
  • HB 2227 Airsoft guns; added to list of prohibited concealed weapons.
  • HB 2233 Electronic filings; DMV may require certain filings or submissions be made electronically. [4]

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Marsden is running for re-election to the District 37 seat of the Virginia State Senate. He was unopposed in the August 23 primary. Stephen Hunt and Jason Flanary are running for the seat on the Republican ticket.

2010

On Jan. 12, 2010, Marsden won election to the 37th District Seat in the Virginia State Senate, defeating opponent Stephen Hunt.[5]

Virginia State Senate, District 37 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dave Marsden (D) 11,954 50.64%
Steve Hunt(R) 11,627 49.26%

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

On November 3, 2009, Marsden won re-election to the 41st district of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Campaign donors

The top 5 donors to Marsden's 2009 House campaign:[6]

Contributor 2009 total
Democratic Party of Virginia $48,749
Virginia Trial Lawyers Assoc $6,500
Werkheiser for Delegate $5,950
Thomas W. Minnick $4,500
Allen Allen Allen & Allen $4,000

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Marsden's campaign website lists the following issues:

  • Education
Excerpt: "Fairfax County schools are the best in the Nation and I will do everything in my power to help keep them that way. It is critical that we give our teachers and students the resources they need to succeed."
  • Taxes - Cutting Waste
Excerpt: "I believe we have to hold the line on taxes and cut wasteful spending. Finding the balance between providing quality services, without burdening families and businesses is critical."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Improving transportation in Northern Virginia is and always has been a priority of mine. As a member of the Transportation Committee, I will keep working to make our roads, rails and buses safer and more accessible."
  • Business
Excerpt: "Virginia is a great place to do business and we need to keep it that way. That starts with investing in our infrastructure and community—but doing so in a fiscally responsible manner."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Cuccinelli
Virginia State Senate District 37
Jan. 13, 2010-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegate District 41
2006-2010
Succeeded by
Eileen Filler-Corn