Newton, AL — Dale County family physician and US Army Veteran Dr. Jennifer Marsden has qualified to run as a Democrat to represent the 93rd district in the Alabama House of Representatives. Her team had announced her campaign just last month.
“Don’t view this as sending me to Montgomery; I want to bring Montgomery home to the Wiregrass to hold it accountable to us,” says Marsden. Since she did not draw any Democratic opponent on the ballot, Dr. Marsden has, in essence, won her primary as well.
District 93 covers southeastern Dale County and some of western Houston County, as well as a portion of western Dothan. Dr. Marsden most recently served as a primary care physician at the Wiregrass VA Clinic on Fort Rucker and prior to that cared for low-income families in Slocomb, AL. She also ran a physician locums business, Marsden Physician Services, out of Newton and in England while her husband was stationed there from 2002 to 2006.
Dr. Marsden said her campaign would center on four major principles: superior health care for all Alabamians, high quality job creation, improving public education and selfless service.
“But it is just as important – if not more so – to find out what the towns and communities of the Wiregrass really need,” Marsden added. “Too often politicians talk about what they think is important; I want to know what my constituents think is essential.” To that end, her campaign plans several meetings with local town councils, education groups and senior citizens.
“I’m sure he is not a bad man, but he is ‘Boss’ Hubbard’s man and part of the Republican supermajority in the house. He’s held his office for a long time,” said Marsden about her incumbent opponent Steve Clouse (R) at a recent luncheon with retired Dale County educators in Ozark. “This district is ready for some new blood, fresh ideas and an independent thinker who won’t just ‘tow the party line’.”