Former James Marshall
Democrat • 4 Terms • Sworn In 2003
- 12 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 296 of 434) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 141 of 434)
- 275 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 292 of 438) 10 Made Into Law (Ranks 339 of 438)
Marshall was born March 31, 1948 in Ithaca, New York. He entered Princeton University in 1966 but left in 1968 to enlist in the United States Army. He served in Vietnam as an Airborne Ranger reconnaissance platoon sargeant and earned two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He returned to Princeton in 1970 and graduated in 1972. Marshall later earned his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University and was a lawyer, a professor at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and the mayor of Macon before being elected to the House.
Marshall first ran for Congress in 2000 for the 8th District, giving Saxby Chambliss his closest contest ever. The Georgia state legislature renumbered the 8th as the 3rd after the 2000 Census, making it much more Democratic. Despite this, he barely defeated Republican Calder Clay due to the Republican wave that swept through Georgia. Marshall handily defeated Clay in their 2004 rematch, winning 63% of the vote. Read More...
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Recent Voting History
H.R. 847: James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2009
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment: H R 847 James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation ActAye (with party)December 22, 2010
H.R. 6547: Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 6547 Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators ActAye (with party)December 21, 2010
H.R. 3082: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2010
On Motion to Concur in the Senate amendment to House amendment to Senate amendment: H R 3082 Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposesAye (with party)December 21, 2010