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Mark Straw

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Mark Straw
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Candidate for
Indiana House of Representatives District 13
Bachelor'sBerea College
Master'sVirginia Tech
Campaign website
Mark Straw was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 13 of the Indiana House of Representatives.[1]


  • Berea College
  • Virginia Tech, Master's in Agriculture

Straw currently works at Purdue University as Executive Administrator for the Indiana State Egg Board.[2] He previously worked at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture as the Deputy Executive Director of Marketing.[2]



See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Straw ran in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 13. Straw ran unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary and was defeated by Sharon Negele (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Negele 59% 14,727
     Democratic Mark Straw 41% 10,246
Total Votes 24,973

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Straw has been married for 23 years to his wife, Carolyn Orr.[2] They have one son, Matt.[2]

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