Antoine Marshall is an advocate seeking to serve Southeast Raleigh in the NC General Assembly.
Antoine was born in Alexandria, Virginia in April 1987. His father, a small business owner, moved the family to Raleigh because of its business friendly environment and excellent school district. A product of Wake County Public Schools he graduated from Southeast Raleigh High School in 2005. His academic record resulted in being awarded the Presidential Scholarship from Claflin University where he received a B.A. in American Studies with a minor in Biotechnology.
It was during his attendance at Claflin where Antoine recognized the potential of law and policy as a vehicle for creating equitable communities. While pursuing his Bachelors, Antoine had the opportunity to work in the Congressional office of then-Majority Whip, Congressman James Clyburn. He would return to Washington in the office of Congresswoman Donna Christensen’s office as a Kaiser Family Foundation Health Policy Fellow, and interned with the Congressional Black Caucus of the South Carolina State Legislature. These experiences gave Antoine the insight to see how sound policy could benefit communities.
After graduating from Claflin, Antoine pursued his Juris Doctor at Wake Forest School of Law. A licensed attorney since 2012, Antoine has dedicated his career to applying his education in a manner that honors his Law School’s motto 'Pro Humanitatae' (For Humanity). Antoine began his career as an Attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina working with low income families in the areas of landlord/tenant law, government benefits, and mortgage foreclosures. Antoine currently works as a Community Economic Development Attorney fighting for equitable housing.
Antoine’s focus on giving back and service is not limited to his career. Antoine sits on the Board of the Angie Kennedy Scholarship Foundation and the Wake County Democratic Men’s Caucus, he is the Vice President of the African-American Caucus of the Democratic Party, and is a member of St. Matthew AME Church. He is married to Chrishele Marshall, a Wake County Public School educator, and together they have two young daughters, Chrisette and Janell.