Mark Gillen

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Mark Gillen
Pennsylvania State House District 128
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBob Jones University, 1987
Master'sKutztown University, 2008
ProfessionEducational Director
Office website
Mark M. Gillen is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 128. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Gillen also served as a Berks County jury commissioner and on the Mohnton Borough Council.


Gillen earned his bachelor's degree from Bob Jones University and his master's in Education from Kutztown University. His professional experience includes working as a field representative for Wilds of the Rockies Camp in Colorado and as a correctional officer. Most recently, he was the educational director for the Salt and Light Foundation.

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging & Older Adult Services
Labor & Industry
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness, Secretary


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gillen served on these committees:



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Mark Gillen was unopposed in the Republican primary. Gillen is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gillen ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 128. Gillen ran unopposed in the primary on April 24, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 128, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Gillen Incumbent 100% 24,640
Total Votes 24,640


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gillen won election to District 128 in 2010. He defeated Jeff Horrocks in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Bryan Boughter in the November 2 general election.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 128
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Gillen (R) 15,227 65.0%
Mark Gillen (D) 8,188 35.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mark Gillen is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Mark Gillen raised a total of $65,211 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[6]

Mark Gillen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 128 Won $3,615
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 128 Won $61,596
Grand Total Raised $65,211


Mark Gillen won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mark Gillen raised a total of $3,615.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Gillen's campaign in 2012
Genon Energy$500
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau$400
Firstenergy Corp$200
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry$200
S R Wojdak & Associates$200
Total Raised in 2012$3,615
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Gillen raised a total of $61,596 in campaign funds.[7] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Cone, Edward H $20,000
Cone, Robert L $20,000
Pennsylvania Business Council $2,500
Mascaro, Pasqual N $2,500


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Gillen and his wife Kim live in Mohnton with their four daughters, Hanna, Glory, Grace and Liberty.[8]

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Preceded by
Samuel Rohrer (R)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 128
Succeeded by