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Marsh seeks re-election to state seat in House

Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 3:13 pm

Pat Marsh

State Rep. Pat Marsh (R-Shelbyville) last week announced that he will seek re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2018.

“My family and I are very grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support and encouragement during this process,” said Marsh. “We are humbled by the overwhelmingly positive comments sent our way.”

Marsh was first elected to represent House District 62 during a special election in 2009. Since that time, he has served as chairman of the House Business & Utilities Committee and as a member of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources, House Calendar & Rules, and the Joint Fiscal Review Committees.

In recent years, Marsh has sponsored initiatives that restructure the Tennessee Regulatory Authority, support small business growth, secure wage increases and enhance employment benefits, and eliminate government red tape and regulations in order to promote economic growth and prosperity.

“Chairman Marsh is a strong advocate for his constituents and a tremendous resource for our House Republican Caucus,” said House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville). “We are fortunate to have him as a member of our General Assembly, and I look forward to serving with him throughout the remainder of the 2018 legislative session and in future years.”

“We appreciate Rep. Marsh’s efforts for the citizens of the 62nd District,” said House Majority Leader Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station). “I certainly look forward to his continued great service in the House. He is a man of integrity, and the folks of the 62nd District have solid representation in Pat Marsh.”

Tennessee is truly thriving, Marsh said in his announcement, adding that more than 400,000 net new private sector jobs have been created since 2011. Recently, the state experienced the lowest unemployment rates in Tennessee’s 222-year history, he said, noting a job growth rate greater than 17 percent.

Additionally, more than $800 million in taxes have been cut over the last seven years, continues his announcement, citing a 30 percent cut on groceries, gains by students in math, reading, and science, and high school graduation rates.

“Serving as your voice in Nashville, I have had a unique opportunity to create innovative solutions to address some of the important issues in order to better address the needs of our community,” Marsh said. “I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know countless constituents throughout my time in the House chamber. I appreciate your support, and I humbly ask for your vote again later this year.”

The 62nd House District encompasses Bedford and parts of Lincoln counties. He and his wife, Mary, are actively involved in their community and live in Shelbyville. He has two sons, Rob and John, two daughters-in-law, Katherine and Bea, and four grandchildren, Walker, Maddie, Anna, and Mary Ruth. He can be reached by email at Rep.Pat.Marsh@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-6824.