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Dr. Jennifer Marsden to Challenge Rep. Steve Clouse in House District 93

  |   By: West Honeycutt     |   News

Democrat, family doctor and former Army Veteran Dr. Jennifer Marsden has announced her intentions to challenge Rep. Steve Clouse (R – Ozark) for the Alabama House of Representatives in District 93. Marsden, who is a graduate of Harvard University and obtained her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, served in the United States Army for over seven years and commanded two overseas detachments. She completed her service with the rank of Major.

Marsden is an internationally-published, board-certified physician and has promised to center her campaign around four main issues: superior health care for all Alabamians, high quality job creation, improving public education and selfless service. In the past, Marsden has consistently pushed Gov. Roberty Bentley to expand Medicaid, stating, “half our uninsured Veterans could get Medicaid coverage if we expand it.”

“I stand for selfless service in the spirit of those individuals who represented our citizens at the time of our founding fathers,” Marsden stated. “These brave Americans were not professional politicians, they were farmers, authors, printers, merchants, physicians and brewers. hey followed through on their commitment to serve the public good, completed their term in office, despite hardships, and then returned to tend their own business again.”

Marsden, who is running as a Democrat, expects her military service and focus on job creation to resonate with conservative voters. Her opponent, Republican Rep. Steve Clouse, was first elected to the House in 1994 and was recently appointed by Speaker Mike Hubbard as chairman of the House Ways and Means General Fund committee, one of the most powerful positions in the State House.

Clouse currently serves as Vice President of the Clouse Marketing Company and as a board member for the Ozark Boys and Girls Club.

Primary elections for House District 93 will occur on June 3, 2014, and the general election will be held on Nov. 4.

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West Honeycutt is a small business owner in Birmingham, Alabama. He has formerly worked for political consulting firms in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery, AL.