Bob Marshall (Virginia politician)

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Bob Marshall
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 13th district
In office
January 8, 1992 – January 10, 2018
Preceded byJoan H. Munford
Succeeded byDanica Roem
Personal details
Robert Gerald Marshall

(1944-05-03) May 3, 1944 (age 79)
Takoma Park, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Catherine Ann Fonseca
ResidenceManassas, Virginia
Alma materMontgomery College (A.A.)
Belmont Abbey College (B.A.)
California State University, Northridge (M.A.)

Robert Gerald Marshall (born May 3, 1944) is an American businessman, author and politician. He was a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates who represented the 13th District.

He is best known for his failed "bathroom bill" proposal, which would have forced people to use restrooms that correspond with the gender on their original birth certificates.[1]

In the November 7, 2017, general election, Marshall lost by nine percentage points by Democrat Danica Roem, the first openly transgender candidate elected to a state legislature in the United States.[2][3]

In 2008, Marshall ran for the United States Senate.[4] On May 31, 2008, Marshall finished second to Jim Gilmore by 66 votes out of over 10,000 cast.[5] In January 2012, Marshall announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. He lost in the Republican June primary to George Allen, winning only 7 percent of the vote.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Vozzella, Laura (January 20, 2017). "In Virginia, Republican-led committee kills transgender 'bathroom bill'". Retrieved November 8, 2017 – via
  2. Virginia Department of Elections (2017-11-07). "2017 November General Unofficial Results". Retrieved 2017-11-07.[permanent dead link]
  3. Blake, Aaron (November 7, 2017). "Analysis - Winners and losers from Election Day 2017". Retrieved November 8, 2017 – via
  4. Craig, Tim (January 8, 2008). "Marshall to Challenge Gilmore For Republican Nomination". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 22, 2010.
  5. Lewis, Bob. Gilmore wins Va. GOP Senate nomination. WTOP-FM. 2008-05-31. Retrieved May 31, 2008.
  6. Pershing, Ben (June 12, 2012). "Allen beats back 3 GOP rivals, grabs Senate nod in Virginia". The Washington Post.