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Marla Marshall MARLA MARSHALL,

Marla Marshall is appointed Special Assistant to Sheriff Bill Gore.  She serves as the Sheriff’s liaison to the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Office of the Governor of the State of California, State Legislature, and San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Marshall's duties include reviewing legislation that may have a potential impact on the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. She advises the Sheriff on either endorsing or actively opposing these measures.  She testifies on behalf of the Sheriff at various policy committees of the State Legislature.  She represents the Sheriff in state budget negotiations for local funding.  Previous allocations have translated into millions of dollars for the department.  In addition to traveling to Sacramento, she travels to Washington, D.C. to pursue funding to augment or expand department projects.

Marshall served on the California State Contractors’ License Board, on both Governor George Deukmejian's and Governor Pete Wilson's administration.  Subsequently, Governor Pete Wilson appointed her to the California Youth Authority.

Prior to serving the state, Marshall was Chief of Staff for a member of the San Diego City Council.

Marshall was a delegate at the 1996 and 1998 Republican National Conventions.  She is the immediate past chairperson of the California Peace Officers’ Association’s Legislative Committee, member of the legislative committee for the California State Sheriffs’ Association, and a member of the Clairemont Republican Women’s Federated.

In 2008, Marshall was awarded the California Women’s Leadership Association’s Trailblazer Award, in the area of Political Staffer.

Ms. Marshall is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She holds a Juris Doctor from Western State University School of Law, now known as Thomas Jefferson School of Law. 


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