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Delaware Senate Democrats

Senate Leadership statement on the passing of former Senator Marshall

April 3, 2024

DOVER – Senate President Pro Tempore Dave Sokola, Senate Majority Leader Bryan Townsend, and Senate Majority Whip Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman issued a joint statement today on the passing of former State Senator Robert I. Marshall:

“Sen. Robert Marshall was a tireless champion for the City of Wilmington and working-class families throughout Delaware.

Thousands of Delawareans were able to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads thanks to consistent advocacy for minimum wage increase, workforce training, strong labor unions and the Port of Wilmington. His advocacy for criminal justice reform also helped to make Delaware prisons safer for correction officers and inmates. 

Our thoughts are with his family and his neighbors who supported him through four decades of exemplary public service to our state.”