Mark first served Oregon in the House and was later elected to the Senate in 2008. His priority in the legislature has been reforming Oregon’s tax structure so that it is less volatile and more stable. A key focus of his efforts has been to spur economic growth; thanks to Mark, Beaverton will now be able to offer businesses property tax abatement in exchange for significant investment and job creation. Additionally, he is a leader in innovative education programs that strengthen kindergarten programs and pilot year round education.
When he’s not serving in the legislature, Mark works as an account manager for Cappelli Miles, an advertising and brand identity firm. He is also a board member of the Northwest Health Foundation – a Portland based foundation that provides grants and assistance to health care projects.