|Virginia House of Delegates District 88|
|2002 - Present|
|January 8, 2014|
|Years in position||11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next election||November 5, 2013|
|Place of birth||Louisville, KY|
|Profession||Systems Analyst/Project Manager|
Prior to his election to the House, Cole served on the Board of Supervisors of Spotsylvania County from 2000-2002. He currently works as a Systems Analyst/Project Manager, and served in the United States Navy.
Delegate Cole's official website lists his major legislative accomplishments as: "Fought for transportation solutions, cracked down on illegal immigration, supporting our military and veterans, improving education, balancing the state budget, protecting families, supporting law enforcement and emergency services, and defending constitutional rights."
After the 2010 Census results were compiled, the General Assembly's Joint Reapportionment Committee chose to share the process on the Internet and allow Virginia voters to leave comments. Virginians will get to comment on how their district lines are drawn through a Web site that allows them to check out the new district maps and voice any concerns.
“We’ll certainly consider any input anyone provides us,” said Del. Mark Cole, R- Fredericksburg.
The Joint Reapportionment Committee met in Richmond to rough out the details of setting up a system to handle 2011 redistricting, when local, state and congressional district lines will be redrawn to reflect the results of the 2010 Census.
In the 2012-2013 session, Cole served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 session, Cole served on the following committees:
- Privileges and Elections, Chair
- Teachers and Administrative Action Subcommittee
- Higher Education and Arts Subcommittee
- Subcommittee #1
- HB 1666 Hunting permit, special; issued to patients from veterans or military hospitals.
- HB 2528 Disposition of firearms; no participation in program if individuals are given valuable in exchange.
- HB 2544 Election recounts; losing candidate may initiate when difference less than 5% of total vote cast.
In 2009, Cole was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. 
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 88 (2009)|
|Mark Cole (R)||15,925|
In 2011, Cole received $53,301 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mark Cole's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association||$1,250|
|Total Raised in 2011||$53,301|
The top 5 donors to Cole's 2009 campaign:
|Virginia Bankers Association||$2,000|
|Anderson Financial Services DBA LoanMax||$2,000|
|Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association||$1,750|
|Virginia Dental Association||$1,500|
- Delegate Mark Cole official website
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Cole
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007, 2005, 2003
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Delegate Cole
- ↑ Delegate Mark Cole On the Issues
- ↑ "Redistricting plans, comments go to the Web," Virginia Statehouse News, December 22, 2010
- ↑ Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron
- ↑ Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- ↑ Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions
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