Robert Marshall

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Robert Marshall
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Delaware State Senate District 3
In office
1978 - Present
Term ends
January 2015
Years in position 36
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1978
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sEdison State College
BirthdayOctober 16, 1946
Place of birthWilmington, DE
ProfessionDirector, Delaware Skills Center
Office website
Robert I. Marshall (b. October 16, 1946) is a Democratic member of the Delaware State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 1978.


Marshall graduated with a B.A. from Edison State College in New Jersey. Marshall works as the director of the Delaware Skills Center.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Marshall served on the following committees:

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Children, Youth & Families
Health & Social Services
Labor & Industrial Relations, Chair
Natural Resources & Environmental Control
Public Safety, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Marshall served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Marshall served on these committees:[1]



See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware State Senate will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014. Incumbent Robert I. Marshall will face Sherry Dorsey Walker in the Democratic primary.[2][3]


See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Marshall ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Delaware State Senate District 3. Marshall defeated Eric M. Anderson and Timothy J. Meades, Sr. in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Delaware State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Marshall Incumbent 100% 12,322
Total Votes 12,322
Delaware State Senate, District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Marshall Incumbent 62.2% 2,504
Eric M. Anderson 22.7% 912
Timothy J. Meades, Sr. 15.1% 609
Total Votes 4,025


On November 4, 2008, Marshall won re-election to the Delaware State Senate from Delaware's 3rd Senate District. Marshall was unopposed in the election, and he received 10,225 votes.[6] Marshall raised $12,003 for his campaign in 2008.[7]

Delaware State Senate, District 3 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Marshall (R) 10,225 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Marshall is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Marshall raised a total of $94,218 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[8]

Robert Marshall's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Delaware State Senate, District 3 Won $81,334
2010 Delaware State Senate, District 3 Not up for election $881
2008 Delaware State Senate, District 3 Won $12,003
Grand Total Raised $94,218


Marshall won re-election to the Delaware State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Marshall raised a total of $81,334.
Delaware State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Marshall's campaign in 2012
Marshall, Robert I$74,534
Byrd, Robert L$600
Gov Llc$600
Democratic Senate Victory Pac$600
Total Raised in 2012$81,334
Source:Follow the Money

2010 (Off-cycle)

Delaware State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Marshall's campaign in 2010
Valero Energy$600
Medco Health Solutions$150
Total Raised in 2010 $881


In 2008, Marshall collected $12,003 in contributions.[9] The top contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Delaware State Auto Workers $600
Carpenters and Joiners Local 626 $600
Stoltz Management $600
Electrical Workers Local 126 $600
Delaware State Education Association $600
BPG Land Partners $600
Young, Conaway, Stargatt, and Taylor $600
Rhett Ruggerio Government Relations $600
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association $600


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In 2013, the Delaware General Assembly was in its 146th session from January 8 through July 1.[10]

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Delaware Senate District 3
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