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Marsh announces candidacy

Friday, July 10, 2009

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Pat Marsh
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Pat Marsh has announced his candidacy for the 62nd District Tennessee House of Representatives seat in the Aug. 27 Republican primary.

Marsh, a Lincoln County native and Bedford County resident, is founder and chairman of Big G Express, a family-owned trucking company.

"In these tough times we need leaders in Nashville who understand how to create jobs and revitalize our economy," Marsh said. "I want to serve in the State House, so that I can use my business background to provide leadership that creates an economic environment where jobs are created, taxes remain low and working families prosper."

Marsh began his career in the trucking industry as an employee of Goggin Truck Line, a small company with six tractors and 12 trailers. He worked his way up and eventually bought the company and grew it to 500 tractors and 1,000 trailers, which employed over 1,000 people.

He sold that company and started Big G Express with his brother Jack in 1995. Today Big G Express has 350 tractors, 800 trailers and employs over 500 people.

A news release from Marsh's campaign called him "a conservative and family man who will vote the values of the 62nd District -- limited government, low taxes, Second Amendment rights and pro-life."

Marsh, one of six children, graduated from Fayetteville Central High School and went to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he earned a bachelors' degree in business majoring in transportation. He and his wife Mary have been married for 31 years. They have two adult sons.

Marsh is a member and past president of Shelbyville Breakfast Rotary Club and is active in the Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Trucking Association and American Trucking Association. He also sits on the board of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church and of a men's Bible study group, The Navigators. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and Ducks Unlimited and enjoys golf, fishing, hunting and farming. He owns and runs the Four M Game preserve, where the family hunts quail, deer and turkey.