|Virginia House of Delegates District 35|
|January 13, 2010 - Present|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 3, 2009|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||University of California at Irvine|
|J.D.||University of Hastings, College of Law, 1995|
|Place of birth||Seoul, South Korea|
Keam earned his Bachelor's in political science from the University of California at Irvine and his J.D. from the University of Hastings, College of Law in 1995. He works ans a senior advisor for strategic affairs at Verizon.
At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Keam served on the following committees:
|Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014|
|• Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources|
|• Courts of Justice|
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Keam served on the following committees:
|Virginia Committee Assignments, 2012|
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Keam served on the following committees:
|Virginia Committee Assignments, 2010|
|• Militia, Police and Public Safety|
Keam won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 35. Keam ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic primary. He defeated Leiann Leppin Luse (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 35 General Election, 2013|
|Democratic||Mark Keam Incumbent||64.7%||14,632|
|Republican||Leiann Leppin Luse||35.2%||7,961|
After running unopposed in 2011 but only winning his seat by a margin of less than 400 votes in 2009, Mark Keam (D) faced a Republican challenger in 2013. Luse, a project manager and analyst, hoped to unseat this two-term Democratic incumbent, but the district awarded President Barack Obama (D) with 59 percent of the vote in 2012 and Governor Bob McDonnell (R) with 49 percent in 2009. Republicans would have needed to have a very good election night to win this district from a Democratic candidate.
In 2009, Keam was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated James Hyland in the General Election.
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 35 (2009)|
|Mark Kirk (D)||12,606|
|James Hyland (R)||12,252|
In 2011, Keam received $187,246 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mark Keam's campaign in 2011|
|South Baylo University||$10,000|
|Choi, Steve P||$5,000|
|Lee, Matthew D||$5,000|
|Fashion Life Inc||$3,500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$187,246|
The top five donors to Keam's 2009 campaign:
|Democratic Party of Virginia||$152,240|
|Waters & Kraus||$10,000|
|Edward H. Rice||$5,500|
Mark Keam at a rally for women's rights in February 2012.
Keam and his wife, Alex, have two children.
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- Official campaign site
- Virginia House of Delegates biography
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009
- Mark Keam on Facebook
- Mark Keam on Twitter
- Mark Keam on LinkedIn
- Mark Keam on Vimeo
- Wikipedia profile
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Richmond Sunlight page
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball, "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013
- VPAP, "House of Delegates District 35," accessed October 3, 2013
- 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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