Dr. Roger Marshall
Dr. Roger Marshall
Dr. Roger Marshall is an ultra conservative outdoors man who is a cattle feeder and an Obstetrics and gynaecology
expert in Great Bend, Kansas. He has worked several positions in the health care industry for many years, and is now the chairman of the Board of Great Bend Regional Hospital. He is attentive to his cattle and prides himself in being the husband of Laina Marshall and caring for his four children.
In 1987, he received his Medical Doctorate degree in 1987. He earned his B.S. degree in biochemistry from Kansas State University. Following medical school, Dr. Marshall completed a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL. During those four years, more than 20,000 babies were delivered at Bayfront. He was named Teacher of the Year by all other residents and faculty in his final year, and earned the Resident Research Award. In addition, Dr. Marshall scored in the top one percent in the nation on the final written exam given to all OB-GYN residents. He then passed his written and oral exams to become board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After completing his residency, Dr. Marshall moved to Great Bend, KS in 1991. Since then, his practice has delivered over 5,000 babies and performed more than 5,000 gynecologic procedures. Dr. Marshall served seven years in the Army Reserves, and is the current president of the Barton County Medical Society and Chairman of Great Bend Regional Hospital.
Kansas 1st Congressional District Run
On August 2nd, 2016, the Kansas Republican Primary for the 1st congressional district between Dr. Roger Marshall and Tim Huelskamp was one of the most competitive in the country as both candidates were virtually in a tie.
Marshall had gained the backing of agricultural groups dissatisfied with Huelskamp’s record, including the Kansas Livestock Association and the Kansas Farm Bureau.
He also gained support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The chamber’s political arm is spending $200,000 on ads to support Marshall and another $200,000 on ads to oppose Huelskamp. Huelskamp, first elected in the tea party wave of 2010, is a rare Republican whom the chamber is working to defeat.
The Huelskamp campaign is endoresed by National Federation of Independent Business.
He also received endorsement by Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Huelskamp has scored 60 outof 100 on the legislative scorecard and it's the lowest of any member of the Kansas delegation and lower than many Democrats.
His career score in Congress, 67, is below the minimum the chamber usually requires for an endorsement.
He voted against reauthorising Export-Import Bank, a federal credit agency companies which helps export overseas, and he opposed Fast Act.
He also opposed budget and spending bills the U.S. Chamber of Commerce supported.
Huelskamp also opposes a comprehensive immigration overhaul that includes a path to citizenship for those who are in the U.S. illegally.
He voted against the farm bill in 2014.
Every other member of the Kansas delegation except for Sen. Jerry Moran opposed it as well, including Roberts.