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|Position = Virginia House of Delegates, District 29
|Position = Virginia House of Delegates, District 29
|Status = Incumbent
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Revision as of 19:11, 14 January 2014

Mark Berg
Mark Berg.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates, District 29
In office
January 8, 2014
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 1
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBiology, Allegheny College
M.D.State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Office website
Campaign website
Mark Berg is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.


Berg received a B.S. in Biology from Allegheny College in 1980 and an M.D. from State University of New York Upstate Medical University in 1984. His professional experiences include two decades as an ER doctor and ownership of a family practice in Winchester, Virginia.


Campaign themes


Berg's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Obamacare

"This law will massively increase health care costs of any state that implements it. We must push back against the implementation of Obamacare in Virginia."

  • Medicaid

"According to an analysis by Heritage.org, Medicaid expansion in Virginia would cost $902 million through 2022. It would put up to 400,000 additional people on Medicaid. Many of these new Medicaid participants will receive lower quality care under Medicaid."

  • Taxes and Spending

"Legislators must first consider whether any proposed spending is truly within the government's authority and responsibility. The argument that spending on government programs provides a benefit for some segment of society does not, by itself, justify the the confiscation of money from the taxpayers to pay for those programs."

  • Gun Control

"It is every American's right to arm themselves. This is not a suggestion, or simply a tradition for responsible citizens, but a Constitutional right that should not be in question for any reason."

  • Life

"I will oppose any legislation that takes away the rights of the unborn – each one a unique human being from conception – to be born, and I am committed to carrying legislation that increases protection for the lives of those unable to speak up for themselves."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Berg won election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 29. Berg defeated incumbent Beverly Sherwood in the June 11 Republican primary. He defeated Larry Lamar Yates (I) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[2][3]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 29 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark J. Berg 65% 12,722
     Independent Larry Lamar Yates 34.2% 6,699
     Other Write-in 0.8% 159
Total Votes 19,580


Berg is a member of the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) and plays violin for the Symphony of the Valley.

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Preceded by
Beverly Sherwood (R)
Virginia House of Delegates District 29
Succeeded by