Marshall Adame

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Marshall Adame was a Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District of North Carolina
Marshall Richard Adame was a Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 3rd Congressional District (map) of North Carolina. On May 6, 2008 he was defeated by Craig Weber in the Democratic primary. [1]


Positions, record and controversies


Marshall Adame is a N.C. Democrat and Candidate for the U.S. Congress in 2008 Marshall Adame served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 22 years as an Aviation Logistician.

Born in California, he is the son of a Mexican-American migrant worker and an Irish-American mother. He is a Vietnam veteran. He became an Aviation Management / Logistics consultant in 1992.

Marshall worked in the Kuwait recovery of 1992 and was an Aviation Logistics support representative in several areas throughout the United States until 1998.

He was the Senior Aviation Logistics manager for Kaman Aerospace in their Egypt US Government Aviation programs and lived in Egypt from 1998 until late 2002.

Marshall went to Iraq in 2003 where he was the U.S. Coalition Airport Director for Basrah International Airport.

Later he was VP for Aviation development with a commercial corporate interest in Iraq where he lived and worked in the “Red Zone” of Baghdad.

In 2005 Marshall received a U.S. State Department Diplomatic appointment in Iraq and was a senior U.S. Advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Interior.

Later, as a State Department Official in Iraq, Marshall was promoted to Department of State Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT) where he was on the staff of the National Coordination Team (NCT) in Baghdad, Iraq overseeing PRT development throughout the country.

He returned to the United States in August 2006 and became a Senior Analyst for the Army CECOM RESET Program. Marshall is a member of The Gerson Lehrman and The Society of Industry Leaders consulting groups. He is an artist member of BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc) where his music is cataloged.

Marshall is a strong advocate for Civil Rights and government limits on violating personal privacy and property rights.

Marshall attended The University of Maryland and Coastal Carolina College. He is a graduate of the Marine Corps Academy and the very prestigious Marine Embassy School. He is also a graduate of the Naval Senior Aviation Logistics Management Course located at the Naval Air Station, Meridian, Mississippi.

Marshall and Becky Adame reside in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Becky is a 3rd grade teacher in a local Christian School. They have four children, Paul 37, Veronica 35, Billy 30 and Benjamin 26, and twelve grandchildren.

Billy and Benjamin are presently serving in the US Army and are both Iraq veterans. Billy was wounded in Battle about 20 miles North of Baghdad on July 2, 2006. Benjamin returned to Iraq July 2007 for his second tour of 15 months.

2008 elections

On May 6, 2008 he was defeated by Craig Weber in the Democratic primary. [2]

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2008 fundraising is not yet available. Stay tuned for live feeds of data from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.

Committees and affiliations



More background data


John Simensen
Phone: 252-633-3682
Email: jnsimensen AT

Articles and resources

See also


  1. AP "North Carolina-Summary Vote Results" The The Appleton Post-Crescent, May 7, 2008
  2. AP "North Carolina-Summary Vote Results" The The Appleton Post-Crescent, May 7, 2008

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