Mark was born into a Union family; democracy in the workplace has colored his approach to life. He received a BA in Labor Studies (studying the Political Economy of Labor and Labor History) from the National Labor College, a school run by the AFL-CIO. He has a Masters in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management earned at George Mason University. He has been active in his Local and at the state level of AFT-NH. He is a NH AFL-CIO District Coordinator, a volunteer position that, with other activists enables efforts across the state to stand up for working people and their families. He served as a Labor surrogate for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, and was elected as a pledged Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He is currently serving his second term as a NH State Representative from Nashua Ward 6.