As a life-long resident of Kent County, Mark is keenly aware of what makes West Michigan the best place to work, live, and raise a family. He has worked tirelessly to provide real tax relief for hard-working families, fight inflation by cutting wasteful government spending, and decrease the cost of our auto insurance. Additionally, he has been a fighter for local economic development projects and incentivizing domestic energy production to lower our gas prices.
Mark currently resides in Walker with his wife, Kris, near the family farm where his parents raised him as a Christian. He taught this faith, along with the strong ethic he learned while on the farm, to his three children: Elaina (Ben), Olivia (Tim), and Blake. Mark brings his faith to bear by treating others with Christ’s love, advocating for family needs, and supporting the impoverished.
To Mark, public service is about more than the title – it is how he interacts with our community and does his job in Lansing. He has served as a board member of the Salvation Army, the President of the Calvin Christian Schools Foundation, a Cub Scout Leader, and an elder of LaGrave CRC. He has sponsored legislation ranging from traffic safety to trademark law. In all capacities, Mark has served with distinction and brings his principles of public stewardship to work each and every day.