Announcement of Candidacy

Marshall Announces his Candidacy for La Crosse City Council District 4
La Crosse – This morning David D. Marshall announced his candidacy for La Crosse City Council, District 4. His decision to run was based on a desire to see more community involvement and increased government transparency in decisions affecting residents of La Crosse.
Marshall’s public service covers over three decades in the United States military, including several combat deployments since 9/11; he was budget and policy manager for the City of Atlanta mayor’s office; and served as a municipal police officer in Asheville, NC.
Marshall currently works at LHI supervising operations in the Veteran Services department. In that role he leverages technology and manages business cycles to improve operations.
He proudly volunteers at LHI to help fundraising events that benefit several non-profit organizations. As member of the Rotary Club of La Crosse After Hours, Marshall contributes his time, talent, and money to various community and international projects. He is also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In 2000, Marshall graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. As a student he wrote a weekly column for the school paper and served as student government senator.
He then attended graduate school at Duke University and law school at The University of North Carolina, during which time he wrote for The Chapel Hill News. After graduation from law school, he increased his involvement in local and state politics fighting for progressive candidates and issues.
Marshall moved to La Crosse in 2012 with his wife Shelley Hay after she accepted a position with UW-La Crosse as a tenure track professor in the Modern Languages department. Serving in Afghanistan at the time, Marshall arrived a little later to stay and fell instantly in love with La Crosse, the Driftless Area, and Wisconsin. He roots for the Green Bay Packers.
Marshall’s passions include spending time outdoors with Shelley and their dog Taggart; his daughter, Morgane, when she is home from college, and the Beer By Bike Brigade events. A private pilot for over 35 years, he is also a licensed scuba diver and skydiver; he enjoys acting in community theatre and is a published poet.