When Marsha was 16 years old, she had her first job working at a dress shop. She went to college on a 4-H scholarship and went on to sell educational books door to door for the Southwestern company. It was then that she began developing her exceptional work ethic, which has become a staple of her career. Along the way, she learned there’s no substitute for ringing someone’s doorbell and listening to what they have to say, a lesson—and practice—she carries with her to this day.
Marsha first came into public office in 1998 as a Tennessee State Senator. Ever since, she has stood strong by her commitment to fiscal common sense and government accountability, repeatedly advocating for fewer regulations and policies that enabled businesses to grow.
While serving in the Tennessee Senate, Marsha led a statewide grassroots campaign to defeat a proposed state income tax. While defeating the tax, she quickly became known as a champion of anti-tax and government accountability issues. Taking to the airwaves, Marsha made the case that the government wrongly believes it never gets enough of the taxpayer’s paycheck.
In the U.S. Senate, Marsha is working to straighten up the mess in Washington and remind the Senate that it serves you. It is time for Congress to fulfill its promises to the people of Tennessee.
In the Senate, Marsha is fighting to:
- Hold big tech accountable
- Bring significant tax relief to hard-working Tennesseans
- Cut wasteful spending
- Keep our promises to our veterans and to those who defend our freedoms
- Secure our borders and ensure existing immigration laws are followed
- Combat Communist China’s propaganda, military aggression and human rights violations
- Protect unborn life
Marsha is a conservative with a record of accomplishment. She gets things done, and in the Senate, she is fighting for Tennessee families every day.
Marsha grew up in Laurel, Mississippi and graduated from Mississippi State University. She and her husband Chuck have been married for over 40 years and have two children and three grandchildren.