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Roger Marshall
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 1st district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Tim Huelskamp
Personal details
Born August 9, 1960 (1960-08-09) (age 60)
El Dorado, Kansas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Laina Marshall (m. 1983)
Children 4
Education Kansas State University (BS)
University of Kansas (MD)

Roger Wayne Marshall (born August 9, 1960) is an American politician and obstetrician. He is the U.S. Representative for KS's 1st congressional district. He was elected in 2016. Marshall is a Republican.

Life

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

2016 campaign

Marshall ran against Tim Huelskamp in the Republican Party primary election for KS'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.

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

Personal life

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

Election history

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%
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