Source: Campaign page
Mark began his public service as a volunteer in the local political and civic life of Lee District. He worked on several campaigns, including those of former Delegate Gladys Keating and the late State Senator Joe Gartlan. He was a volunteer legislative assistant for Delegate Keating for three legislative sessions, during which she served as the first woman chair of what is now the Commerce and Labor Committee. From 1995 to 1998, he served as Chairman of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee.
In civic life, he was appointed by Supervisor Joe Alexander to the Fairfax County Library Board, staying for 11 years with one term as Chairman. He also served as President of United Community Ministries – a social-service non-profit providing employment services, aid to the homeless, and high-quality daycare to low-income children – during a six-year term on its board.
Mark has worked in government relations for 27 years, developing expertise in Congressional affairs and knowledge of the workings of the federal agencies. He has two Masters Degrees from Georgia Tech and a B.S. from Clemson University.
- Government relations
1992 to present
- Master of Science, industrial management
2019 to 1984
- M.S. in Technology and Science Policy
2019 to 1986
- Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management
2019 to 1981
Birth Year: 1957
Place of Birth: Arlington, VA
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)
Legislative Assistant: Jonathan Freeman
Administrative Assistant During Session: Cindy Burkholder and B. Kelley
- Government - DelMSickles@house.virginia.gov
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1043
P.O. Box 10628
Franconia, VA 22310
Phone: (703) 922-6440
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–).
2017 State Delegate for VA House District 43
|Mark Sickles (D)||22,094||93.3%|
|Write In (Write-in)||1,576||6.7%|
SICKLES, MARK D has run in 9 races for public office, winning 8 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $2,062,574.
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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
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 Elections Subcommittee
House Health Welfare and Institutions
House Privileges and Elections
MEI Project Approval Commission
Prevention and Response Protocol Subcommittee
Reapportionment Joint Committee
State Training Centers, The Special Joint Subcommittee to
Consult on the Plan to Close Technology and Science, Joint Commission on
See: Vote Smart
Del. Mark Sickles Introduces Northern VA House of Delegates Dem Candidates for 2013
Published on June 18, 2013
At a press conference at the Clarendon Metro station in Arlington, Virginia on 6/18/13, Virginia Del. Mark Sickles (D) introduces Democratic House of Delegates candidates from Northern Virginia. The candidates include Kathleen Murphy, Jeremy McPike, John Bell, Mike Futrell, Monte Johnson, Jennifer Boysko, Reed Heddleston, Jerry Foltz, Richard Cabellos, Ed Deitsch, Traci Dippert, Hung Nguyen, Kathleen O’Halloran, and Marcus Simon
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