Based on his commitment to bring more accountability to state government, Jim Marshall was elected to represent the 14th District in Beaver and Butler counties in November 2006. 

Jim is a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment lawmaker who believes in a small government whose duty is to protect the environment and citizens of the Commonwealth and the country from real and present danger. He is committed to the belief that government should be fiscally conservative and maintain a balanced budget. It should not create jobs, but should create an economic environment in which businesses can flourish and produce quality products. 

For the 2019-20 legislative session, Jim was appointed to serve as majority chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, which oversees slot machine gaming, bingo, small games of chance, amusement laws and table games in Pennsylvania. In addition to its legislative responsibilities, the committee has oversight of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and aspects that deal with gaming within the Department of Revenue, the Office of Attorney General and the Pennsylvania State Police. He also retained his seat on the House Transportation Committee, on which he previously served as the chair of the Subcommittee on Transportation Safety and a DUI Taskforce. 

In addition to his legislative roles, Jim has served on the Port of Pittsburgh Commission, a board dedicated to promoting the commercial use and development of the inland waterways in western Pennsylvania. 

Jim is a lifelong resident of Big Beaver Borough. He served two terms as vice president of Big Beaver Borough Council and has served on the borough’s recreation board for 12 years. He is also a volunteer firefighter for the Big Beaver Borough Volunteer Fire Company and coached his daughter’s softball team for five years. 

Jim worked for 22 years at Ag Hog Pittsburgh. His duties included customer relations, system design and field service. 

Jim and his wife, Cindy, have one daughter, Jamie, and recently welcomed their first grandchild.