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|Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 2
 
|Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 2
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|Tenure = 2012-Present
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|Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mark Dudenhefer''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 2. He was first elected in [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|2011]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mark L. Dudenhefer''' is a former [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 2 from 2012 to 2014.
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Dudenhefer was defeated in his 2013 re-election bid.  His seat was filled by [[Democrat]] [[Michael Futrell]].
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Dudenhefer earned his BS in Economics from Louisiana State University in 1974. He later received a MBA from Tulane University in 1987 and his Masters in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix in 2000. Dudenhefer served in the United States Marine Corps, retiring after 30 years of service as a Colonel.
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Dudenhefer earned his B.S. in Economics from Louisiana State University in 1974. He later received an M.B.A. from Tulane University in 1987 and his master's in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix in 2000. Dudenhefer served in the United States Marine Corps, retiring after 30 years of service as a Colonel.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2012-2013===
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In the 2012-2013 session, Dudenhefer served on the following committees:
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* [[Education Committee, Virginia House|Education]]
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* [[Science and Technology Committee, Virginia House|Science and Technology]]
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* [[Transportation Committee, Virginia House|Transportation]]
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
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====2013====
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Dudenhefer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://va02.com/issues ''Delegate Mark Dudenhefer'', "Issues," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref>
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*'''Transportation
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Excerpt: "Transportation issues represent the single greatest challenge facing Prince William and Stafford. Each day commuters and those that travel in our community waste thousands of hours sitting in traffic. As the only member of the House of Delegate who commutes 30 miles in Northern Virginia to work, I recognize the detriment these problems are to our quality of life, our economic productivity, and our safety on the roads."
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*'''Economy/Jobs/Business
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Excerpt: "I am and will continue working hard to ensure that Virginia remains the place to do business. Under the conservative leadership of the Speaker and the Governor, we enacted policies that have lowered Virginia’s unemployment rate to 5.2%, balanced the budget, and put money into the Rainy Day Fund."
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*'''Education
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Excerpt: "The first step to a great education is having a great teacher. That is why I voted for teacher pay raises so we can maintain and recruit high quality educators. Next, we must ensure that parents are able to stay informed and involved. Because of that, I supported legislation that will give each school an A-F grade so parents can clearly understand their school’s performance, hold them accountable, and make informed decisions about their children’s education. Finally, our schools must be safe and harassment free."
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*'''Military and Veterans
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Excerpt: "I work closely with veterans groups and the Department of Veterans Services to formulate policy for both active duty military personnel and veterans."
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*'''Values
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Excerpt: "Families are the foundation of our society. It is the unit that holds us together and helps us through the good and bad times. In the House of Delegates, I will stand strong on our values and will fight for to support Virginia Families. That is why I have supported and will continue efforts to protect parental rights and the right-to-life. I also consistently vote to support the Second Amendment and your right to own firearms."
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====2011====
 
====2011====
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Dudenhefer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.dudenhefer.com/ 2011 Campaign website]</ref>
 
*'''Transportation
 
*'''Transportation
 
Excerpt: "As our Delegate, Mark will advocate for funding for the widening of Rt. 1 in Prince William and Stafford counties, fair funding allocations to local governments to fix secondary road problems and he will work with the DoD to mitigate BRAC related traffic congestion."
 
Excerpt: "As our Delegate, Mark will advocate for funding for the widening of Rt. 1 in Prince William and Stafford counties, fair funding allocations to local governments to fix secondary road problems and he will work with the DoD to mitigate BRAC related traffic congestion."
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*'''Values
 
*'''Values
 
Excerpt: "Mark shares our values and will stand up to protect families, the right to life and the 2nd Amendment."
 
Excerpt: "Mark shares our values and will stand up to protect families, the right to life and the 2nd Amendment."
 
===Presidential Preference===
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-virginia-leadership-team ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Virginia Leadership Team," December 29, 2011]</ref>
 
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2012-2013===
 
In the 2012-2013 session, Dudenhefer served on the following committees:
 
* [[Education Committee, Virginia House|Education]]
 
* [[Science and Technology Committee, Virginia House|Science and Technology]]
 
* [[Transportation Committee, Virginia House|Transportation]]
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Dudenhefer {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 2. Dudenhefer is unopposed in the June 11 Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Dudenhefer ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 2. Dudenhefer was unopposed in the June 11 Republican primary. He was defeated by [[Michael Futrell]] (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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====Race snapshot====
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:: ''See also: [[2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates]]''
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Dudenhefer faced political newcomer [[Michael Futrell]] in this newly-formed and fast-growing exurban and suburban district south of Washington, DC. The district gave [[Governor of Virginia|Governor]] [[Bob McDonnell]] ([[Republican|R]]) 58 percent of the vote in 2009, but [[Democrat]]s hoped to replicate the results of 2012, when President [[Barack Obama]] ([[Democratic|D]]) earned 58 percent of the vote in this district. Dudenhefer only had one election before the 2013 race, but Futrell posted information copied from another candidate's website on his own page, reportedly mistakenly, which some interpreted as indicating a lack of organization in his campaign.<ref>[http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2013/03/12/political-website-a-copy/ ''The Free Lance-Star'', "Political website a copy?" March 12, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.vpap.org/elections/district/8 ''VPAP'', "House of Delegates District 2," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
  
On November 8, 2011, Dudenhefer won election to District 2 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated [[Esteban Garces]] (D) in the November 8 general election.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' - November 2011 General Election Official Results]</ref>
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On November 8, 2011, Dudenhefer won election to District 2 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated [[Esteban Garces]] (D) in the November 8 general election.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/8_s.shtml <ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'', "November 2011 General Election Official Results," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
In 2011, Dudenhefer received $133,527 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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In 2011, Dudenhefer received $133,527 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2011 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Endorsements==
 
==Endorsements==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
Dudenhefer was endorsed by the ''Washington Post'' in October 2011.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/part-i-of-the-posts-va-house-endorsements/2011/10/20/gIQAcLSk1L_story.html ''The Washington Post'', "The Post’s Virginia House endorsements", October 20, 2011]</ref>
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Dudenhefer was endorsed by the ''Washington Post'' in October 2011.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/part-i-of-the-posts-va-house-endorsements/2011/10/20/gIQAcLSk1L_story.html ''The Washington Post'', "The Post’s Virginia House endorsements," October 20, 2011]</ref>
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===Presidential Preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-virginia-leadership-team ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Virginia Leadership Team," December 29, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Dudenhefer and wife, Kay, have three children and four grandchildren. They currently reside in Stafford, Virginia.  
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Dudenhefer and his wife, Kay, have two living children and four grandchildren. They currently reside in Stafford, Virginia. Dudenhefer's third child, Emily, died in an automobile accident in 2004.<ref>[http://va02.com/about/mark-dudenhefer ''Delegate Mark Dudenhefer'', "About," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSEbT4EMtPU ''Delegate Mark Dudenhefer on YouTube'', "Delegate Dudenhefer Comments on Transportation," accessed January 25, 2013]</ref>
  
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
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* [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/a746edfb7faf3e5285257535005773b5?OpenDocument House website]
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* [http://va02.com/ 2013 Campaign website]
* [http://www.dudenhefer.com/ Campaign website]
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* [http://www.dudenhefer.com/ 2011 Campaign website]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=94525 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=94525 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Dudenhefer-For-Delegate/115585897561 Mark Dudenhefer on Facebook]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Dudenhefer-For-Delegate/115585897561 Mark Dudenhefer on Facebook]
 
* [https://twitter.com/MarkDudenhefer Twitter page]
 
* [https://twitter.com/MarkDudenhefer Twitter page]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/user/DelMDudenhefer Dudenhefer's YouTube channel]
  
 
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Mark Dudenhefer
Mark Dudenhefer.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 2
Former Member
In office
2012-2014
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University
Master'sTulane University, University of Phoenix
Military service
Service/branchMarine Corps
Years of service30
Personal
Place of birthNew Orleans, LA
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mark L. Dudenhefer is a former Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 2 from 2012 to 2014.

Dudenhefer was defeated in his 2013 re-election bid. His seat was filled by Democrat Michael Futrell.

Biography

Dudenhefer earned his B.S. in Economics from Louisiana State University in 1974. He later received an M.B.A. from Tulane University in 1987 and his master's in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix in 2000. Dudenhefer served in the United States Marine Corps, retiring after 30 years of service as a Colonel.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 session, Dudenhefer served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Dudenhefer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "Transportation issues represent the single greatest challenge facing Prince William and Stafford. Each day commuters and those that travel in our community waste thousands of hours sitting in traffic. As the only member of the House of Delegate who commutes 30 miles in Northern Virginia to work, I recognize the detriment these problems are to our quality of life, our economic productivity, and our safety on the roads."

  • Economy/Jobs/Business

Excerpt: "I am and will continue working hard to ensure that Virginia remains the place to do business. Under the conservative leadership of the Speaker and the Governor, we enacted policies that have lowered Virginia’s unemployment rate to 5.2%, balanced the budget, and put money into the Rainy Day Fund."

  • Education

Excerpt: "The first step to a great education is having a great teacher. That is why I voted for teacher pay raises so we can maintain and recruit high quality educators. Next, we must ensure that parents are able to stay informed and involved. Because of that, I supported legislation that will give each school an A-F grade so parents can clearly understand their school’s performance, hold them accountable, and make informed decisions about their children’s education. Finally, our schools must be safe and harassment free."

  • Military and Veterans

Excerpt: "I work closely with veterans groups and the Department of Veterans Services to formulate policy for both active duty military personnel and veterans."

  • Values

Excerpt: "Families are the foundation of our society. It is the unit that holds us together and helps us through the good and bad times. In the House of Delegates, I will stand strong on our values and will fight for to support Virginia Families. That is why I have supported and will continue efforts to protect parental rights and the right-to-life. I also consistently vote to support the Second Amendment and your right to own firearms."

2011

Dudenhefer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "As our Delegate, Mark will advocate for funding for the widening of Rt. 1 in Prince William and Stafford counties, fair funding allocations to local governments to fix secondary road problems and he will work with the DoD to mitigate BRAC related traffic congestion."

  • Jobs

Excerpt: "As our Delegate in Richmond, Mark will be guided by the principles of free enterprise and entrepreneurship. Mark understands that government doesn't create jobs; only the private sector and hard working individuals with the entrepreneurial spirit create jobs."

  • Taxes and Spending

Excerpt: "Mark believes that government should focus on its core services and infrastructure, and that's what he'll fight for in Richmond."

  • Education

Excerpt: "As out Delegate, Mark will fight to make sure that more of every dollar is directed to the classroom where it can most improve educational opportunities, attract and retain quality teachers, provide in-classroom tools teachers need and give parents a greater say in their child's education."

  • Values

Excerpt: "Mark shares our values and will stand up to protect families, the right to life and the 2nd Amendment."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Dudenhefer ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 2. Dudenhefer was unopposed in the June 11 Republican primary. He was defeated by Michael Futrell (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 2 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Futrell 50.6% 8,189
     Republican Mark Dudenhefer Incumbent 49.2% 7,966
     Other Write-in 0.3% 43
Total Votes 16,198

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

Dudenhefer faced political newcomer Michael Futrell in this newly-formed and fast-growing exurban and suburban district south of Washington, DC. The district gave Governor Bob McDonnell (R) 58 percent of the vote in 2009, but Democrats hoped to replicate the results of 2012, when President Barack Obama (D) earned 58 percent of the vote in this district. Dudenhefer only had one election before the 2013 race, but Futrell posted information copied from another candidate's website on his own page, reportedly mistakenly, which some interpreted as indicating a lack of organization in his campaign.[4][5]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Dudenhefer won election to District 2 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Esteban Garces (D) in the November 8 general election.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Virginia House of Delegates, District 2 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Dudenhefer 56.1% 5,767
     Democratic Esteban Garces 43.9% 4,507
Total Votes 10,274

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Dudenhefer received $133,527 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Dudenhefer's campaign in 2011
Virginia Republican Party$35,440
Kamco LLC$8,333
Churchill Meadows LLC$5,000
Quantico Business Center$5,000
Dudenhefer, Leon (Mark)$5,000
Total Raised in 2011 $133,527
Total Votes received in 2011 5,767
Cost of each vote received $23.15

Endorsements

2011

Dudenhefer was endorsed by the Washington Post in October 2011.[7]

Presidential Preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mark Dudenhefer endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [8]

Personal

Dudenhefer and his wife, Kay, have two living children and four grandchildren. They currently reside in Stafford, Virginia. Dudenhefer's third child, Emily, died in an automobile accident in 2004.[9][10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bud Phillips
Virginia House of Delegates District 2
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Michael Futrell (D)