Pat Marsh Expands GOP Majority in State House

The GOP will expand its one seat majority in the state House by a single vote Monday when Pat Marsh takes the oath of office as a Representative from Shelbyville.

Marsh defeated Democrat Ty Cobb in a special election earlier this month. Cobb was running to replace his brother, who had given up the seat to take a job with Bedford County. Marsh received 56-percent of the vote after his campaigning successfully tied Cobb to Democrats at the federal level and their health care overhaul plans.

State Supreme Court Justice Bill Koch will swear in the newly elected House member. Marsh is a UT graduate and co-founder of a trucking company called Big G Express based in Shelbyville. He’s also an NRA member and owns the Four M Game preserve where his family hunts quail, deer and turkey.

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