When COVID-19 first struck Michigan, Mark actively worked with his team to assist constituents, stakeholders, and community members drastically impacted by the virus and economic lockdowns. Throughout it all, Mark spent countless hours personally speaking with callers to assist and be an empathetic listener. Even as our society emerges from COVID-19’s clutches, Mark remains dedicated to being accessible and accountable – regularly taking constituent calls, holding office hours, and attending community events.
Throughout his time in public service, Mark has partnered with both Democrats and Independents in bettering our state. His record speaks for itself: Mark focuses on what is best for his constituents - before what is best for his party. In particular, he has worked with his peers to invest in skilled trades training, ensure quality education for our children, and support public safety officers.
Mark’s history in the legislature proves that he does more than talk about bipartisan – he actively pursues them. One example of this behavior was during his time as the Chair of the IT Task Force, made up of both Republicans and Democrats, which reviewed and reformed our states’ technology infrastructure. Another was showcased in the unanimous passage of his legislation, House Bill 5286, due to working with policymakers across the political spectrum during the drafting process.