I was born April 9, 1980 to a single mother, Marcia Huppert. My mother married her first husband shortly after my birth. My mother and her first husband had two children, Emilie and Vicki. My mother divorced due to ongoing domestic violence. My dad, David Charles Marcoux, my mother’s second husband, came into our lives in early 1987. My dad was a widower with two children, Frank and Theresa. My mom and dad married on July 7, 1987. My dad adopted me on April 2, 1991. He was finally able to adopt my sisters a couple years later. Unfortunately, my parents divorced shortly after my sisters were adopted. My mother remarried but my father did not. My mother has now been happily married for over 20 years.
I was raised in Rice Lake, WI. I attended Lincoln Elementary, Rice Lake Middle and High Schools. I graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1998. I earned my AAS from the University of Wisconsin Barron County (UW-BC) in 2001, BA from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UW-M) in 2003 and my JD from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2010.
While attending UW-BC I became politically active. I held the positions of President of the Student Government Association, President of the Sociology Club, Editor-in-Chief of the Student Newspaper and co-founded a multicultural organization named United Students. I was also elected President of the Student Governance Council representing students from all 13 2-year University of Wisconsin Colleges at the University of Wisconsin System level. My most significant achievement, however, was meeting my wife, Elizabeth. Elizabeth attended college at the University of Wisconsin Sheboygan. We met at a Student Governance Council Meeting in March 2001.
Shortly after meeting Elizabeth I learned her dream was to attend the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and earn a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. I was already accepted into the Governmental Studies program at the University of Wisconsin - Superior before we met. Nonetheless, I quickly transferred to the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. We began dating in April of 2001, were engaged in April of 2006 and married in April of 2007.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy I found myself with limited opportunities to utilize my newly acquired education. Because Elizabeth was a year behind me in school and there are limited occupational prospects for philosophers I fell back on my previously learned carpentry skills. I built custom homes in the Milwaukee area until we relocated to Cheyenne, WY in 2005.
Arriving in Cheyenne, WY knowing no one but each other I went back to building houses and she became an emergency room nurse at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. In 2007, it became obvious the bubble was about to burst on the housing industry. Needing to provide for the family we were wanting I pursued my education at the University of Wyoming College of Law.
Our first two of four children were born in Wyoming while I attended law school. Our second two children were born shortly after our return to Wisconsin. David Charles Marcoux II, was born March 28, 2008. Alexander William Marcoux was born July 9, 2009. Jackson Frank Marcoux was born January 15, 2012. Sarah Nicole Marcoux was born August 8, 2013. We plan on having two more children.
Following Law School, I became licensed in both Wisconsin and Wyoming. On December 23, 2010 I received job offers from both the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office and the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office. Wanting to be closer to family we moved home in January 2011 and I began working at the Public Defender's Office in Ashland, WI on February 14, 2011. I switched from Criminal Defense to Prosecution August 10, 2015 when I took the Assistant District Attorney position for Sawyer County in Hayward, WI. I am now running for the District Attorney position where I grew up in Barron County, WI.