Dave Marsden

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Dave Marsden
Virginia State Senate District 37
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 13, 2010
Current term ends
January 11, 2012
Political party Democratic
Profession Consultant
Website Senate 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. He won re-election to the House in November 2009, defeating Kerry Bolognese and Monique Berry in the general election.[2]

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.[3]

Issue positions

Marsden's campaign website lists his views on a number of issues, including:[4]

  • 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. [5]

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 is 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.[6]

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%

Campaign donors

The top 5 donors to Marsden's 2009 House campaign:[7]

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

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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