Marshall Announced Candidacy for Franklin City Council

| February 13, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Christian Marshall, a lifelong resident of Franklin’s 2nd District, is announcing his candidacy for the May 21st Republican primary city council seat.

Marshall, a 1994 graduate of Franklin Area High School and Slippery Rock University, is currently employed as a crime victim advocate in the Venango County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to that, Marshall spent 8 1/2 years as a juvenile probation officer and by a number of years working for Venango County Mental Health. He has 19 years of experience in Venango County Human Services and the court system.

Marshall cites a desire to help Franklin remain a regional presence and a commitment to the community as reasons to seek the council seat.

“Liberty Street is one of America’s great streets and I’d like to see it remain vibrant and grow,” said Marshall in a release issued Tuesday. “I am thrilled to see the success of Trails to Ales, R Bandana and the other small business owners who have decided to invest in our community. The success of the Blues and Barbecue Festival, Taste of Talent and movie nights in the park demonstrate that Franklin can offer a variety of activities to families and individuals in a responsible manner. I would hope these events continue and by highlighting our community’s trails and waterways we can continue to thrive, prosper and remain a regional presence.”

According to the release, Marshall believes that his position as a crime victim advocate lends itself to representing voters on council.

“Its about making sure people are heard and have a voice. It’s listening to their issues, very real and deeply personal troubles, their hopes and desires and giving them a forum for that,” said Marshall in the release.

Marshall continued, “Community has always been important to me. Whether it was becoming involved to ensure that St. Patrick’s Elementary School remains open, being involved with the Barrow Theater or the local Elks; giving back and being involved and connected to the community matters. I want people to be proud to be from Franklin and always feel a sense of connection to it.”

“fLocal elections are among the most important as these are the decisions that can impact your day to day life. It is the responsibility of council to decide how to allocate tax dollars, maintain and build our local infrastructure and stimulate our local economy. We have been very blessed to have council members who have wanted the best for our city and worked for that. It is my hope to build off of that foundation and engage and partner with many of the young professionals that have chosen to call Franklin home.”

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