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Marshall to run for re-election
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
State Del. Danny Marshall, R-Danville, has announced he is seeking re-election in the Nov. 5 election.
He has been a member of the House of Delegates since 2002, according to the General Assembly website.
“It is with great enthusiasm that I seek another term, because I have worked hard to be in a position to help bring more jobs to our area, and jobs are my top priority,” he stated in a letter to the Bulletin.
“A person can easily talk about creating jobs, but the actions needed to actually bring jobs to the community are a process and a ‘team sport.’ The process involves working to be placed on committees such as Commerce and Labor and on commissions such as the Tobacco Commission, Governor’s Economic Development and Jobs Creation Commission, Governor’s Rural Jobs Council and Education-Workforce Subcommittee, Manufacturing Development Commission and the Virginia Small Business Commission,” Marshall stated.
As a member of the Tobacco Commission, Marshall has worked with others on projects that brought a number of companies to the area, he stated.
He casts votes in the legislature to help create an environment for companies to locate and expand in Virginia, he stated. This year, he received the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s highest award, “Champion of Free Enterprise,” with a 100 percent pro-jobs voting record, he added.
After jobs, his next two main objectives are:
“2. Continually improving education at all levels, from K-12 to higher education and workforce development. Well-trained citizens and workers are another key to prosperity for our region.
“3. Keeping the ban on uranium mining and milling. From the evidence at hand, the risks outweigh the benefits at this point and we must consider both short-term and long-term effects on our area.”
He added he always studies issues and strives to make common-sense decisions.
“The part-time legislative office of a delegate takes full-time attention and work as one gains respect there and more leadership responsibility,” he stated.
In the House of Delegates, Marshall, 61, is vice chairman of the Counties, Cities and Towns Committee and also is on the Commerce and Labor Committee and Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, according to the General Assembly website.
He is chairman of two subcommittees: Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources — Agriculture Subcommittee; and Counties Cities and Towns — Subcommittee 2. He is on the special subcommittees on energy and worker’s compensation in the Commerce and Labor Committee.
The 14th District he represents includes the city of Danville and parts of Henry and Pittsylvania counties.
A native of Pittsylvania County, he graduated from George Washington High School and attended Danville Community and Averett colleges, according to www.dannymarshall.com. He is the past president of Marshall Concrete Products and formerly was a professional race car driver who finished third at the 24 Hours of Daytona race in 1999 and 2000. He and wife, Kaye, have a daughter and grandchildren.
Marshall served on Danville City Council in 2000-01. His memberships and affiliations include or have included: West Main Baptist Church; past president of the Virginia Concrete Masonry Association, Virginia Masonry Council and the National Concrete Masonry Association; and serving on a number of area development boards and commissions, among other activities.