|Preceded by Ken Cuccinelli|
Children Nathan, Stuart, Connor
Succeeded by Eileen Filler-Corn
Spouse(s) Julia-Anna Thompson
|Political party Democratic|
Name David Marsden
Preceded by Jim Dillard
Party Democratic Party
|Born April 5, 1948 (age 67)
Alexandria, Virginia (1948 -04-05) |
Residence Burke, Virginia, United States
Education Randolph–Macon College, Wilbert Tucker Woodson High School
Alma mater Randolph-Macon College
2018 Civics Summit - Meg Heubeck, Senator David W. Marsden, David Poole
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.