Charles Marsala was born in New Orleans in 1960. He became at Eagle Scout of Troop 70 at St. Francis Xavier in 1973.

In 1977, he was elected Student Council President of Jesuit High School. In 1980, he was elected Vice-President of the Tulane University Engineering School Student Government Association.

In 1982, he took a position in California. In 2002, he was elected to the Atherton, CA City Council. In 2005, he was elected Mayor. In 2006, in a survey of Atherton residents 85% responded very satisfied with town government with an additional 12% responding satisfied.

During 2002-2010. He served on the San Mateo County Republican Executive Committee. In 2009, he was one of three to receive the California League of cities Leadership in Action Award.

In 2013, he returned to Louisiana. In 2016, he was one of twenty-four candidates for the U S Senate to represent Louisiana. In 2020, he was elected to the New Orleans Republican Executive Committee.

Since 2018, he has produced the show “Celebrating Culture,” which has received three Suncoast Emmy Nominations.