Mark was born and raised in north St. Louis County and graduated from Christian Brothers College H.S. He worked his way through the University of Missouri-St. Louis and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Political Science. He later attended Webster University for MBA studies.
Having worked for three major St. Louis Fortune 500 companies in middle management for many years, Mark went on to build his own real estate business as a broker with Prudential Alliance Realtors. He is currently a broker with REMAX Results.
Mark has been married to his lovely bride Kathy for 31 years. They have two sons, David and Stephen and two grandchildren. They have lived in Chesterfield and Ballwin for over 30 years. In 2011, Mark was elected to the Ballwin Board of Aldermen where he served as District 2 Alderman until 2014 when he was elected as County Councilman. He is a trustee for his subdivision as well.
These opportunities for service have allowed him to lead his community and west county on many different fronts including economic development, quality of life issues and financial stability.
Mark has been giving back to his community through his involvement as a board member of St. Louis HELP, which provides refurbished medical equipment for those in need throughout the metro area. In addition, he volunteers for a variety of charitable causes like the Boy Scouts and is a leader in his church.
Mark is the Republican Committeeman for Lafayette Township GOP in West County. This organization educates and develops grass roots support for our law makers, as well as finds good quality candidates to run for public office. He is also active in both the West County and Chesterfield Chambers of Commerce.
Mark has always made sure all voices are heard in local government and is respected by his peers. He looks forward to continuing to serve the people of District 7 in county government.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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