Throughout Mark’s 12 years on the Rockville Council, he has been the deciding vote on pivotal issues. Here’s a peek into his background that informs his votes and initiatives:
• Neighborhoods. Years ago, Mark served the College Gardens Civic Association and dealt with the City on a zoning ordinance revision and stormwater management. Mark received a Rockville Good Neighbor Award for his efforts.
• Schools. His children attended Montgomery County public schools (K-12), and his wife works at College Gardens Elementary. Mark led his neighborhood in its push for the new school.
• Seniors. Mark has been a member of the Rockville Senior Center for over a decade and has handled caregiving for four older relatives.
Renters. A renter for 20+ years before buying a house, Mark is now a co-lessee with his mother in Rockville Town Center. He understands the cost of renting and its impact on life choices.
Business. Mark had an outstanding career in government statistics. From 2010 through 2022, he ran his own firm. He’s a member of the Greater Rockville Chamber of Commerce.
Service. Mark was a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland (now Eswatini). He and Lesley, a British volunteer he met there and married, have two adult daughters—one who’s worked with City Year, and one who volunteered with AmeriCorps.