Marshall retiring from General Assembly

Posted 6/28/18

State Rep. Kenneth Marshall (D-68) declined to file to run for office at the 4 p.m. deadline on Wednesday, June 27.Instead, he turned up at Bristol Town Hall, a statement in hand.It was a surprise …

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Marshall retiring from General Assembly


State Rep. Kenneth Marshall (D-68) declined to file to run for office at the 4 p.m. deadline on Wednesday, June 27.

Instead, he turned up at Bristol Town Hall, a statement in hand.

It was a surprise move; as Marshall holds leadership positions including Senior Deputy Majority Leader and First Vice-Chairman, House Committee on Finance, and seemed to be in a position to become one of the more powerful members of the state General Assembly.

Here is Marshall's statement:

"First just let me state for the record that I am retiring from District 68 but will be fulfilling my full term with continued commitment and energy for Bristol and Warren.

Those that have been and continue to be very close to me over the years both personally and professionally have known that my heart has never left Bristol and that I have wanted to return one RI was in a better place than it was when I arrived on the State scene.

During my tenure in office I have always worked to cultivate and inspire new leaders that have the same love and desire for our community's well-being, and if I saw this in someone interested in making that same commitment to our towns, it makes my personal decision for this office that much easier because I retire knowing that we will be in good hands.

I have had the unique honor to have the respect and ears of Governors, Speakers, and colleagues. The Public's support throughout my career to allow me to advocate for them aggressively is greatly appreciated. This passion has always been and will continue to be in my nature but always will be led by my heart and mind with a vision for our collective future.

Thank you, residents of Rhode Island District 68, for your confidence, memories, and accomplishments that we have shared together!

Tomorrow is never guaranteed but certainly something to look forward to.

Kenneth A. Marshall

Kenneth Marshall

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