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

May 3, 1944 (1944-05-03) (age 77)
Takoma Park, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Catherine Ann Fonseca
Children 5
Residence Manassas, Virginia
Alma mater Montgomery 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.

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.

In 2008, Marshall ran for the United States Senate. On May 31, 2008, Marshall finished second to Jim Gilmore by 66 votes out of over 10,000 cast. 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.

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