About Pat Marsh
Pat Marsh, one of six children from a tight knit family, was born in Fayetteville, Tennessee on January 6, 1949. Raised in Lincoln County, Marsh graduated from Fayetteville Central High School and went to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business majoring in Transportation.
After graduating from UT, Marsh began his career with the Ford Motor Company at their Nashville glass plant. In 1973 he moved to Shelbyville and joined Goggin Truck Line - a small company with six tractors and twelve trailers. He worked his way up and eventually bought the company and grew it to 500 tractors and 1000 trailers, which employed over 1000 people. He sold the company and started a trucking company, Big G Express, with his brother Jack in 1995. Today Big G Express has 350 tractors, 800 trailers and employs over 500 people.
Marsh currently resides in Shelbyville with Mary, his wife of 31 years. He is the proud father to sons Rob and John, both graduates of the University of Tennessee. Rob recently married Katherine Rieder who just graduated from UT with a Masters degree in Education.
Marsh serves the community as a member and past President of the Rotary Club and is active in the Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce, the Tennessee Trucking Association and American Trucking Association. He also sits on the Board of the National Walking Horse Celebration.
Marsh is a member of the First Presbyterian Church - Shelbyville and of the Men's Bible study group "The Navigators".
Pat Marsh is running for the State House because he believes Tennessee and its citizens are empowered by a limited government, lower taxes, and a strong free enterprise system. Pat is pro-life and will defend traditional marriage of one man and one woman. He is also an avid defender of 2nd Amendment Rights. Pat Marsh built a successful business and knows how to create jobs and improve our local economy. Pat has the experience and conservative philosophy to best represent the 62nd House District.
A member of the National Rifle Association and Ducks Unlimited, Marsh is an active outdoorsman who enjoys golf, fishing, hunting and farming. He owns and runs the Four M Game preserve where the family hunts quail, deer and turkey. The Marsh family enjoys spending time at the lake and traveling.