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Marsh seeks another term in state House

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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Pat Marsh
State Rep. Pat Marsh (R-Shelbyville) has announced that he will seek re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in the 62nd District. In announcing his decision, Marsh stated, "My family and I are very grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support and encouragement during this process. We are humbled by the overwhelmingly positive comments sent our way," he continued.

Marsh is running unopposed in 2012.

Achievements

Marsh was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2009 during a special election after the previous representative resigned. Since the election, Marsh has served on the House Commerce Committee and the House Conservation and Environment Committee. He is the secretary of the Commerce Committee and the Vice Chairman of the Commerce Sub-Committee.

"I have had the opportunity to work on a number of important issues for my district, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the process while getting to know countless constituents," Marsh said. "I have learned a lot in the three years I have served in Nashville. I feel that I can help our district and our citizens with more and better jobs, less burdensome regulations, lower taxes, and help our state remain a financially stable place to live and raise a family."

Words of praise

"We appreciate Pat Marsh's hard work for the citizens of the 62nd District and the State of Tennessee. I certainly look forward to his continued great service in the House," said Rep. Gerald McCormick, House Republican Majority Leader. "He is a man of great integrity, and the folks of the 62nd District have solid and fair representation in Pat Marsh."

The 62nd District encompasses all of Bedford County and most of Lincoln County.

Background

Marsh is chairman of Big G Express, based in Shelbyville, which operates 400 trucks and employs over 500 people in their trucking business. He is on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and past president of the Shelbyville Rotary Club.

He and his wife Mary have been married for 34 years and have two grown sons, Rob and John. Rob and Katherine have a 6-month-old son, Walker.