Mark Sickles

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Mark Sickles
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Virginia House of Delegates District 43
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2003
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sClemson University, 1981
Master'sGeorgia Institute of Technology; 1984, 1986
Personal
Birthday02/18/1957
Place of birthArlington, VA
ProfessionConsultant
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mark D. Sickles is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 43. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003. Starting in 2012, he served as the Minority Caucus Chairman.

He was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Virginia.[1] He ended his campaign on March 12, 2014.[2]

Sickles announced that he is gay in a Washington Post opinion column on February 21, 2014.[3][4][5]

Biography

Sickles earned his B.S. in forest management from Clemson University in 1981, his M.S. in industrial management from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1984 and his M.S. in technology and science policy from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1986.

Sickles worked as a government and public affairs consultant and in corporate affairs for Weeks Marine, Inc.[6]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Sickles served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Health, Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Sickles served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Sickles served on the following committees:

Issues

  • HB 2444 Bioscience and technology-related development; Economic Development Partnership promote biosciences.
  • HB 2447 Influenza vaccination; requires Board of Health to develop and issue guidelines for administration.
  • HB 2453 Electronic prescribing; Secretary of Health and Human Services, etc. to establish a website.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: Virginia's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Sickles ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 8th District.[8] He ended his campaign on March 12, 2014.[2]

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Sickles won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 43. Sickles ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. He defeated Gail Parker (G) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[9]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 43 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Sickles Incumbent 73.6% 14,799
     Green Gail Parker 25.3% 5,090
     Other Write-in 1.1% 231
Total Votes 20,120

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Sickles won re-election to District 43 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed the November 8 general election.[10]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Sickles was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Tim Nank in the general election.[11]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 43 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Sickles (D) 10,363
Tim Nank (R) 8,081

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Sickles' reports.[12]

Mark Sickles (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 14, 2014$0.00$63,686.99$(48,326.87)$15,360.12
Running totals
$63,686.99$(48,326.87)

2011

In 2011, Sickles received $211,715 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[14]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Sickles's campaign in 2011
Virginia Democratic Party$20,882
Virginia Automobile Dealers Association$10,250
Dominion PAC- Virginia$8,500
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$6,000
Virginia Bankers Association$5,544
Total Raised in 2011 $211,715

2009


Mark Sickles introduces Democratic candidates for the House of Delegates

The top five donors to Sickles' 2009 campaign:[15]

Contributor 2009 total
Democratic Party of Virginia $38,529
Dominion $6,500
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Assoc $6,000
Virginia Bankers Assoc $6,000
Virginia Dental Assoc $4,750

Scorecards

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2013 Legislative Scorecard

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2004–present
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