Roger Marshall

American politician
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Roger Wayne Marshall (born August 9, 1960) is an American politician and obstetrician. Marshall is the junior United States Senator from Kansas since 2021. He was the U.S. Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district. He was elected in 2016. Marshall is a Republican. In August 2020, he became the Republican nominee for the United States Senate seat being left empty by Pat Roberts' retirement. He would go on to defeat Barbara Bollier in the November 2020 election.

Roger Marshall
Roger Marshall 117th Congress portrait.jpg
United States Senator
from Kansas
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Serving with Jerry Moran
Preceded byPat Roberts
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 1st district
In office
January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2021
Preceded byTim Huelskamp
Succeeded byTracey Mann
Personal details
Roger Wayne Marshall

(1960-08-09) August 9, 1960 (age 60)
El Dorado, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Laina Marshall (m. 1983)
EducationKansas State University (BS)
University of Kansas (MD)
WebsiteHouse website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
RankArmy-USA-OF-02.svg Captain
UnitArmy Reserve


Marshall was born in El Dorado, Kansas.[1] He was in the United States Army Reserve for seven years, and he reached the rank of captain.[2]

2016 campaignEdit

Marshall ran against Tim Huelskamp in the Republican Party primary election for Kansas's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Marshall had support from many of Kansas's agricultural groups. They were mad at Huelskamp for losing his seat on the House Agriculture Committee. This was the first time in 100 years that a Kansan was not on that committee.[3]

Marshall won 56% of the vote. Huelskamp won only 44%. The district is very Republican. No Democrat ran.[4] In the general election, Marshall easily won.

2020 U.S. Senate campaignEdit

On September 7, 2019, Marshall announced he would give up his House seat and run for the Senate seat being left empty by four-term fellow Republican Pat Roberts.[5]

On August 4, 2020, Marshall won the Republican primary. He will face Democratic State Senator Barbara Bollier in the general election.[6] In November 2020, he won the election defeating Bollier.

Political viewsEdit

Health careEdit

Marshall is against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).[7] Marshall voted for the American Health Care Act of 2017. This bill would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act.[8]


Marshall is anti-abortion.[9][10]

Personal lifeEdit

Marshall lives in Great Bend, Kansas, and he practices medicine there.[11]

Election historyEdit

Kansas's 1st congressional district, 2016

Republican primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Marshall 58,808 56.5%
Republican Tim Huelskamp (inc.) 45,315 43.5%
Total 104,123 100%
General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Marshall 166,051 66.2%
Independent Alan LaPolice 66,218 26.4%
Libertarian Kerry Burt 18,415 7.4%
Total 250,684 100%


  1. Special to the Sentinel Roger Marshall's office (May 28, 2015). "Marshall announces republican candidacy". Retrieved August 3, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. Hogg, Dale (August 2, 2016). "Marshall Wins in Upset". Great Bend Tribune. Archived from the original on August 6, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  3. Tate, Curtis (July 22, 2016). "Firebrand Kansas congressman feels heat in Republican primary". McClatchy Washington Bureau.
  4. Robertson, Joe (August 2, 2016). "Tea party's Tim Huelskamp ousted by challenger Roger Marshall in Kansas congressional race". The Kansas City Star.
  5. Brufke, Julie Grace (September 7, 2019). "Rep. Roger Marshall launches Kansas Senate bid". The Hill. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  6. Arkin, James; Mutnick, Ally (August 4, 2020). "Kobach loses Kansas Senate primary". Politico. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  7. Lev Facher (March 3, 2017). "Two months ago, this doctor was delivering babies. Now he's at the nexus of the Obamacare fight". Stat via Boston Globe Media. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  8. "Final Vote Results for Roll Call 256". Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  9. Sunnivie Brydum, Antigay Kansas Rep. Won't Be Returning to Congress, The Advocate (August 3, 2016).
  10. Curtis Tate, Tea party Rep. Tim Huelskamp heading to defeat in Kansas Republican primary, McClatchy DC (August 2, 2016).
  11. "Physician Marshall ousts US Rep. Huelskamp in Kansas primary". Archived from the original on August 5, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016.

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