MANASSAS, VA - 4/24/14 - Since entering the race just 10 weeks ago for the GOP nomination to replace Congressman Frank Wolf, Delegate Bob Marshall has received endorsements of Republican leaders, elected officials, pastors, military leaders, Second Amendment advocates, national leaders, educators, and even a movie producer.
Senator Dick Black of Virginia praised Marshall for "being instrumental in the passage of the Marriage Amendment, the Ban on Partial Birth Abortion and a multitude of other laws dealing with everything from roads and schools to laws affecting privacy and healthcare."
Delegate Mark Berg called Marshall "a powerfully effective member of the House of Delegates a statesman for our time in the noble tradition of our Founding Fathers," who would work to defund and dismantle Obamacare.
Corey Stewart, Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, stated that Bob Marshall "has distinguished himself in over two decades in Richmond as a principled and fierce defender of our Virginia and U.S. Constitutions. He is an intellectual warrior who'll never shrink under the slings and arrows of outrageous Washington liberals."
Bill Fox, Member, Loudoun County School Board, said that, "Bob Marshall is the only legitimate candidate in the race who takes seriously the conservative values of liberty and limited government."
Susan Stimpson, the former Chairman of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors, and a contender for the GOP nomination for Lt. Governor last year, supports Marshall because he is courageous, "a fearless leader" and "he fights as if lives depend on it."
Keith Fimian, an entrepreneur, businessman, and Republican leader stated: "Bob is someone who has proven he can lead. He doesn't hide his principles or change his positions to satisfy polls, political winds or pressure from the Republican establishment."
Marc Aveni, a Manassas City Councilman since 2006, said of Delegate Marshall, "he is never too busy to help city residents who have questions about state government issues to cut through the bureaucratic red tape, if needed, for them."
Bishop E.W. Jackson, the Lt. Governor candidate last year, said: "Bob Marshall is exactly the person we need standing up for us in Congress at this critical time!"
Pastor Michael Hirsch of Calvary Christian Church, and Chair of both the Fredericksburg Virginia Patriots, and the Fredericksburg Republican Party, commented that "Bob Marshall is someone who understands the Constitution, who understands Christian principles, and someone who will fight for them without compromise."
Pastor Jay Ahlemann, founding pastor, Christian Fellowship Church, Ashburn, Virginia, stated: "Delegate Bob Marshall has a proven record of standing for principles and values. Don't take chances with your vote. We need a proven leader. Bob Marshall IS that leader."
Rev. William Cook, Founder and Executive Director, Black Robe Regiment of Virginia, wrote: "Bob Marshall is a man of true conviction and a legislator with a proven track record who voters can trust to 'support and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic' and represent the values that are important to 'we the people.'"
Phyllis Schlafly, a constitutional lawyer, national speaker, author of 20 books, and founder of Eagle Forum, said: "The Founders understood that our inalienable rights come from our Creator, not government. I am grateful that Bob has not lost this foundational vision throughout his more than 20 years of service in Virginia's General Assembly."
The Honorable Robert K. Dornan, Congressman (R-CA, 1977-1997): "Bob Marshall is a modern day Patrick Henry. He is one of the most principled men in the political realm whom I have ever met. He is a consistent Constitutional conservative."
Mark Fitzgibbons of ConservativeHQ.com, wrote: "Bob Marshall is a principled and consistent leader for freedom, opportunity and prosperity. He helps ensure that government respects and obeys the rule of law."
Two prominent Second Amendment organizations have endorsed Bob Marshall for Congress, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the National Association for Gun Rights. Larry Pratt, Executive Director of GOA, and a former Member of the House of Delegates, stated: "I have carefully observed our state legislators and find Bob Marshall to be one of the finest I have ever met. I continue to be impressed with his persistence in proposing legislation to guarantee our liberties, Constitutional freedoms, and the right to keep and bear arms."
Charles M. McKinney of Ashburn, former Virginia Chairman of Veterans for McCain, and former Chairman of Loudon County Republican Committee, said: "As a U.S. Marine, I urge all voters, but especially all veterans and active duty personnel, within the 10th District to vote for Bob Marshall -- a man of total commitment, integrity, character and courage. The kind of man many others can only hope to emulate."
General Jerry Curry (U.S. Army, ret.), a statesman, courageous soldier, diplomat, and government leader, praised Bob Marshall as "an activist for upholding our Constitutional liberties. His innovative bills have been important to the Commonwealth. Delegate Marshall has a wide-ranging knowledge and understanding of the fundamental issues that affect all of us from education to energy independence to the economy to international affairs."
Ron Maxwell is an independent filmmaker who has written and directed two Civil War era motion-pictures Gettysburg; Gods & Generals and Copperhead, offered this reflection: "Bob Marshall is the candidate most focused on the average working man and woman, on their access to good paying jobs. He's the only candidate whose first concern is the safety, welfare and job opportunities of U.S. citizens and legal immigrants."
Anne W. Carroll, historian, author, and Director of Seton School in Manassas, said: "Other candidates might have pro-life credentials, but Bob is the only one who has a long-term, proven record of never compromising on life issues. He has never wavered in his pro-life principles, in spite of attacks, sometimes vicious. He speaks out when everyone else is silent or waffling. Day in and day out, Bob Marshall stands for the right to life of every person, from conception until natural death. If your concern is life, vote for Bob Marshall."
Delegate Bob Marshall, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 1991, is running for the Republican nomination for Congress in a GOP "Firehouse Primary" on this Saturday, April 26. The voting will take place at ten polling locations throughout the 10th District, which includes parts of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, all of Loudoun, Frederick and Clarke Counties, and the Cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Winchester.
For more information, visit www.bobmarshallforcongress.com or call Delegate Marshall on his cell phone at 571-409-0588, or contact Fran Griffin, media consultant, at 703-862-6741.