Letter to the Editor

Caroline Benser: Marshall is strong candidate in District 4


David Marshall is running for Common Council representing La Crosse District 4 in the April 4 election.

This is his first run for elected office in the city. Despite the fact that his name and face are not widely known, there are a number of us who eagerly want to see him serve District 4. Marshall brings a wide range of skills and much-needed progressive thinking from beyond our doorstep. Lucky for La Crosse that its higher educational institutions and major hospitals attract people such as David Marshall.

He arrived here in 2012 when his wife, Shelley Hay, accepted a position teaching in the Modern Languages Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He is at LHI as supervisor of operations in the Veteran Services department. He is a veteran of the Army, having served in several overseas arenas. After graduating from law school at the University of North Carolina, he served in several capacities in the mayor’s office in Atlanta.

For Marshall, neighborhood associations are essential for the representation of citizens: Democracy on the local level. In addition to representing the Grandview Emerson Neighborhood Association, in which he lives, he would also in District 4 be representing Bluffside, and parts of Weigent-Hogan and Goosetown. He supports the Transportation Vision of the city, safety, security and transparency in government. To date, he has worked as a volunteer with several organizations here.

Please visit his website www.electdavidmarshall.com, and give him consideration on April 4.