|Virginia Senate District 37|
|January 13, 2010 - Present|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||January 12, 2010|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Date of birth||04/05/1948|
|Place of birth||Alexandria, VA|
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.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Marsden served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Marsden served on the following committees: Marsden serves on the following Senate committees:
- Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
- General Laws and Technology
- Local Government
Marsden's campaign website lists the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
Marsden's campaign website lists his views on a number of issues, including:
- 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."
- 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. 
- See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011
On November 8, 2011, Marsden won re-election to District 37 of the Virginia State Senate. He was unopposed in the August 23 primary and defeated Jason Flanary (R) in the November 8 general election.
|Virginia State Senate, District 37 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Dave Marsden Incumbent||53.8%||19,841|
|Virginia State Senate, District 37 (2010)|
|Dave Marsden (D)||11,954||50.64%|
On November 3, 2009, Marsden won re-election to the 41st district of the Virginia House of Delegates.
In 2011, Marsden received $824,573 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dave Marsden's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia Democratic Party||$214,763|
|Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus||$124,431|
|Virginia League Of Conservation Voters||$46,725|
|Bloomberg, Hon Michael R||$25,000|
|Saslaw For State Senate||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$824,573|
|Total Votes received in 2011||19,841|
|Cost of each vote received||$41.56|
The top 5 donors to Marsden's 2009 House campaign:
|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|
- Dave Marsden's personal website
- Virginia Senate - Dave Marsden
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007, 2005
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Virginia Public Access profile
- Dave Marsden on Facebook
- Fairfax Times, "Marsden takes over Senate seat, increases Democrats' majority," January 19, 2010
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Marsden
- Marsden for Delegate Issues
- Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron
- Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- Washington Examiner "Democrats boost spending in N.Va. Senate races," October 29, 2011
- 2010 Special Election Results, Virginia Senate, District 37
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions
|Virginia State Senate District 37
Jan. 13, 2010-present
| Succeeded by|
|Virginia House of Delegate District 41
| Succeeded by|