Mark Cole

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Mark Cole
Mark Cole.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 88
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 13
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth06/06/1958
Place of birthLouisville, KY
ProfessionSystems Analyst/Project Manager
Office website
Campaign website
Mark Cole is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 88 since 2002.

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.[1]


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."[2]

2011 redistricting

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.[3]

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 session, Cole has been appointed to the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 session, Cole served on the following committees:

  • 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.[4]



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Cole won re-election to District 88 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He obtained the GOP nomination and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[5]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Cole was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [6]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 88 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Cole (R) 15,925

Campaign donors


In 2011, Cole received $53,301 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Cole's campaign in 2011
Bowman Co$1,400
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association$1,250
Total Raised in 2011 $53,301


The top 5 donors to Cole's 2009 campaign:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Bankers Association $2,000
Anderson Financial Services DBA LoanMax $2,000
Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association $1,750
Altria $1,500
Virginia Dental Association $1,500

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