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Paul Mark
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Berkshire District
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSouthern New Hampshire University
Master'sUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2007
Office website
Paul Mark is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Second Berkshire district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Mark earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from Southern New Hampshire University in 2005, and master's degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007. He also graduated from Suffolk University Law School and Northeastern University in 2009. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mark served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint
Higher Education Joint, Vice-chair
Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Joint


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mark served on the following committees:



See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Paul Mark was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[1]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mark won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Birkshire District. Mark was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mark won election to the Second Berkshire seat in 2010. He defeated Noreen Suriner and Thomas Szczepaniak in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Michael Case (R) and Stefan Racz (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Second Berkshire District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Mark (D) 8,810
Michael Case (R) 5,173

Campaign donors


In 2010, Mark raised $33,379 in contributions.[5]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Mark, Paul $2,500
Massachusetts Democratic Party $1,000


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Mark has a wife, Cassandra.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Denis Guyer
Massachusetts House of Representatives District 52
Succeeded by