Mark Sickles

Mark Sickles 1


Current Position: State Delegate since 2004
Affiliation: Democrat
Mission Statement: N/A

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1043

District Office
P.O. Box 10628
Franconia, VA 22310

Phone: (703) 922-6440

Legislative Assistant: Jonathan Freeman
Administrative Assistant During Session: Cindy Burkholder and B. Kelley

Email Links:

Websites: Government Pages, Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook

Mark SicklesAbout

From Wikipedia

Sickles was born in Arlington, Virginia. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management from Clemson University in 1981, a Master of Science in industrial management from Georgia Tech in 1984, and a second M.S. in Technology and Science Policy two years later.

Sickles is a fellow with the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.

Personal Information

  • Birth Year: 1957
  • Place of Birth: Arlington, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Membership & Affiliation: Old Presbyterian Meeting House
    United Community Ministries (former president)
    Fairfax County Public Library (former chairman)
    Northern Virginia Democratic Business Council
    Virginia Commission on Coal and Energy
    Joint Subcommittee Studying Bioscience and Biotechnology in the Commonwealth (former member, former chairman)
    Joint Commission on Technology and Science
    George Mason School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Advisory Board
    Substance Abuse Services Council (former member)
    Commission on Military and National Security Facilities (former member)
  • Education: Clemson University, SC (B.S., Forest Management, 1981)
    Georgia Institute of Technology, GA (M.S., Industrial Management, 1984; M.S., Technology and Science Policy, 1986)
  • Occupation: Corporate affairs (Weeks Marine, Inc.)
  • House Leadership: Deputy Minority Leader (2015-)
  • Awards: Virginia21, Dean’s List
    Virginia Biotechnology Association, Legislative Leadership Award
    Virginia League of Conservation Voters, Legislative Hero
    Lord Fairfax Award (1999)
    VEA, Solid As A Rock (2013, 2015, 2017)

Political Career

From Wikipedia

Mark D. Sickles (born February 18, 1957) is an American politician. He has served in the Virginia House of Delegates since 2004, representing the 43rd district in the Fairfax County suburbs of Washington, D.C. Sickles is a member of the Democratic Party; he has been the House minority caucus chair since 2012. He announced in a Washington Post opinion piece that he is gay. This makes him the second openly gay member of the Virginia General Assembly after Senator Adam Ebbin.

Sickles has served on the House committees on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (2010–), Commerce and Labor (2006–2009), Health, Welfare and Institutions (2004–) and Privileges and Elections (2004–).


Health, Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
Select Committee on School Safety


Appropriations – Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Technology Subcommittee
Appropriations – Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Appropriations – Transportation Subcommittee
Health, Welfare and Institutions – Subcommittee #1
Privileges and Elections – Subcommittee #1

Other Appointments

Aerospace Advisory Council
Coal and Energy, Virginia Commission on
Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Technology Subcommittee
Health and Human Resources Oversight, Joint Subcommittee for
House Appropriations
House Elections Subcommittee
House Health Welfare and Institutions
House Privileges and Elections
Prevention and Response Protocol Subcommittee
School Safety, House Select Committee on
State Training Centers, The Special Joint Subcommittee to Consult on the Plan to Close
Technology and Science, Joint Commission onElection Results

See  Ballotpedia

Campaign Finance


Policy Positions



House Streams

VA House Delegate Mark Sickles on HB2529
Regular Session-2/5/19

Video Updates



Campaign Videos


Other Videos

Del. Mark Sickles Introduces Northern VA House of Delegates Dem Candidates for 2013
June 18, 2013


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