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}}{{tnr}}'''Mark Berg''' {{2013is}} a [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013#District 29|District 29]] of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast%20Your%20Ballot/Candidate%20List/2013StatewideandHODJunePrimaries.pdf Virginia State Board of Elections, "2013 Primary Candidates", Accessed April 8, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mark Berg''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
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.  
 
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.  
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==Committee assignments==
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===2014-2015===
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Berg served on the following committees:
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"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."
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"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 confiscation of money from the taxpayers to pay for those programs."
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Berg {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 29. Berg defeated incumbent [[Beverly Sherwood]] in the June 11 Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' "Unofficial Primary Results," Accessed June 13, 2013]</ref>
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Berg won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|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.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' "Unofficial Primary Results," accessed June 13, 2013]</ref><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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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Mark + Berg + Virginia + House'''"
 
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==External links==
 
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*[http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/members/members.php?id=H0254 Del. Berg's website]
 
*[http://markbergmd.com/ Campaign website]
 
*[http://markbergmd.com/ Campaign website]
*[http://votesmart.org/candidate/144508/mark-berg?categoryId=3#.UYf-lEoRl2o Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000180/mark-j-berg/ Profile from Open States]
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*[http://votesmart.org/candidate/144508/mark-berg?categoryId=3#.UYf-lEoRl2o Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
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Revision as of 07:20, 17 April 2014

Mark Berg
Mark Berg.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates, District 29
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2014
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBiology, Allegheny College
M.D.State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Personal
ProfessionDoctor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mark Berg is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Berg served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Militia, Police and Public Safety
Science and Technology

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

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 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."

Elections

2013

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

Personal

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
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Virginia House of Delegates District 29
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