Bradley Marshall

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Bradley "Brad" Marshall is an American Democratic politician and the former chief financial officer (CFO) of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).[1] In 2016, he gained notoriety after WikiLeaks published an email in which he questioned the faith of the Jewish candidate for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders.[2] He wrote: "It might may [sic] no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. [sic] He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist."[3][4][5][6]

Early life and education[edit]

Marshall earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.[7]

Career[edit]

Since 1992, Marshall was CFO of the DNC.[7] He resigned in August 2016.[8][9] From 1982 to 1992, he was a certified public accountant (CPA) in Lexington, Kentucky.[7] From 1980 to 1982, he was financial vice president and controller for Melco Construction in London, Kentucky.[7] From 1978 to 1980, Marshall was senior manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Lexington, Kentucky and from 1976 to 1978, he was staff accountant at Deloitte & Touche, also in Lexington.[10]

DNC WikiLeaks scandal[edit]

In 2016, Marshall gained notoriety after WikiLeaks published an email in which he questioned the faith of the Jewish candidate for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders.[2] He wrote: "It might may [sic] no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. [sic] He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist."[3][4][5][6] He followed up the initial email with another stating, "It's these Jesus thing."[11] Days after the leak, Marshall confirmed the authenticity of the emails in posting an apology[12] to his Facebook profile that read, "I deeply regret that my insensitive, emotional emails would cause embarrassment to the DNC, the Chairwoman, and all of the staffers who worked hard to make the primary a fair and open process. The comments expressed do not reflect my beliefs nor do they reflect the beliefs of the DNC and its employees. I apologize to those I offended."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Democratic National Committee officials resign in wake of email breach". Washington Post. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "New Leak: Top DNC Official Wanted to Use Bernie Sanders’s Religious Beliefs Against Him". Theintercept.com. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  3. ^ a b "Search the DNC email database". WikiLeaks. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  4. ^ a b Stahl, Jeremy (22 July 2016). "Leaked Email Indicates DNC Wanted Bernie Sanders Interrogated About His Faith". Slate blog. Retrieved 2 August 2016 – via Slate.
  5. ^ a b Smith, David (27 July 2016). "Jewish Democrats express doubts that US is ready for atheist president". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 August 2016 – via The Guardian.
  6. ^ a b "DNC CEO on suggested attack on Sanders' religious belief: "AMEN" - Hot Air". Hot Air. 23 July 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d "Democratic National Committee (DNC) Organization 2013-14, Democracy in Action". p2016.org. Retrieved 2 August 2016. Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall CFO at the DNC since 1992. Previously he worked for a decade as a CPA in Lexington, KY, 1982-92. Financial vice president and controller for Melco Construction in London, KY, 1980-82. Senior manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Lexington, 1978-80. Staff accountant at Deloitte & Touche in Lexington, 1976-78. Bachelor's degree in accounting from Morehead State University in Morehead, KY.
  8. ^ "DNC CEO resigns amid turmoil". Politico. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  9. ^ "3 Top Staffers Out At DNC In Wake Of Wasserman Schultz's Resignation". Talking Points Memo. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Democratic National Committee (DNC) Organization 2015, Democracy in Action". p2016.org. Retrieved 2 August 2016. Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall CFO at the DNC since 1992. Previously he worked for a decade as a CPA in Lexington, KY, 1982-92. Financial vice president and controller for Melco Construction in London, KY, 1980-82. Senior manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Lexington, 1978-80. Staff accountant at Deloitte & Touche in Lexington, 1976-78. Bachelor's degree in accounting from Morehead State University in Morehead, KY.
  11. ^ "Search the DNC email database". WikiLeaks. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  12. ^ Scher, Bill (1998-07-24). "Top DNC staffer apologizes for email on Sanders' religion". Politico.com. Retrieved 2016-07-24.