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David W. Marsden

Personal data
Date of birthApril 5, 1948(age 67)
Place of birthAlexandria, Virginia
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseJulia-Anna Thompson
ChildrenNathan, Stuart, Connor
ResidenceBurke, Virginia
Alma materRandolph-Macon College
OccupationJuvenile justice
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 's 37th district
Assumed officeJanuary 13, 2010
Succeeded byIncumbent
Preceded byKen Cuccinelli
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 's 41st district
In officeJanuary 2006 - January 13, 2010
Succeeded byEileen Filler-Corn
Preceded byJim Dillard

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David W. "Dave" Marsden (born April 5, 1948, in Alexandria, Virginia) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He currently represents the 37th district in the Senate of Virginia which is a portion of Fairfax County. Since 2006 and prior to serving in the State Senate, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 41st district. Prior to his career in politics he spent 17 years as head of the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center until 1999. In 2000 Governor Jim Gilmore appointed him Chief Deputy and then Acting Director of the 2,700-person Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice. He then served for 6 months in the administration of Governor Mark Warner.

On January 12, 2010, Marsden defeated Steve Hunt in a special Senate election to replace republican Ken Cuccinelli who was elected Attorney General the previous fall. On January 13, 2010, Marsden was sworn in. An additional special election was held March 2, 2010 to replace Marsden in the Virginia House of Delegates. It was won by Democrat Eileen Filler-Corn.

David W. Marsden graduated From W.T. Woodson High School in 1966 and Randolph-Macon College in 1970.


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