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  |Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
 
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  |First elected = November 3, 2009
 
  |First elected = November 3, 2009
 
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  |Next election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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  |Place of birth = Seoul, South Korea
 
  |Place of birth = Seoul, South Korea
  |Profession = senior advisor
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  |Profession = Senior advisor
 
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  |Office website = http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/1d6a1978e9acd4dd85257535005773aa?OpenDocument
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  |Campaign website = http://www.markkeam.com/
 
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  }}{{TOCnestright}}'''Mark L. Keam''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 35.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
{{TOCnestright}}'''Mark Keam''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 35 since 2010.  
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Keam works ans a senior advisor for strategic affairs at Verizon.  He earned his Bachelors in political science from the University of California at Irvine and his J.D. from the University of Hastings, College of Law in 1995.
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==Biography==
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Keam earned his Bachelor's in political science from the University of California at Irvine and his J.D. from the University of Hastings, College of Law in 1995. He works ans a senior advisor for strategic affairs at Verizon.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2014-2015===
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Keam served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Committee1 =Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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|Committee2 = Courts of Justice
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|Chair2=
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|Committee3 = Education
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|Chair3=
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|Committee4 = Finance
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|Chair4=
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}}
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===2012-2013===
 
===2012-2013===
In the 2012-2013 session, Keam has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Keam served on the following committees:
* [[Education Committee, Virginia House|Education]]
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* [[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]]
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|Committee2 = Finance
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|Committee3 =
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===2010-2011===
 
===2010-2011===
In the 2010-2011 session, Keam served on the following committees:
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Keam served on the following committees:
*[[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]]
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**Subcommittee #2
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{{Committee Assignments
*[[Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee, Virginia House|Militia, Police and Public Safety]]
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|Committee1 =Finance
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|Committee2 = Militia, Police and Public Safety
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|Committee3 =
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
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Keam won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 35.  Keam ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic primary.  He defeated [[Leiann Leppin Luse]] (R) 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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{{Election box 2013
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates, District 35 General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Republican
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|party3= Other
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|winner1 = Mark Keam
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|votes1 = 14632
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|candidate2 = Leiann Leppin Luse
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|candidate3= Write-in
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|votes2 = 7961
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|votes3=38
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}}
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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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After running unopposed in 2011 but only winning his seat by a margin of less than 400 votes in 2009, [[Mark Keam]] ([[Democratic|D]]) faced a [[Republican]] challenger in 2013. Luse, a project manager and analyst, hoped to unseat this two-term [[Democratic]] incumbent, but the district awarded President [[Barack Obama]] ([[Democratic|D]]) with 59 percent of the vote in 2012 and [[Governor of Virginia|Governor]] [[Bob McDonnell]] ([[Republican|R]]) with 49 percent in 2009. Republicans would have needed to have a very good election night to win this district from a [[Democratic]] candidate.<ref>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/republicans-certain-to-retain-control-of-virginia-house-of-delegates/ ''University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball'', "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.vpap.org/elections/district/116 ''VPAP'', "House of Delegates District 35," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref>
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
  
In 2009, Keam was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated James Hyland in the General Election. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2009#results_summary_H Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results]</ref>
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In 2009, Keam was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated James Hyland in the General Election.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2009#results_summary_H Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results]</ref>
  
 
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===2009===
 
===2009===
The top 5 donors to Keam's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113834 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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The top five donors to Keam's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113834 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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|{{#ev:youtube|6FRFpQAMAPA|300}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Mark Keam at a rally for women's rights in February 2012.</span>
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Keam and his wife, Alex, have two children.
 
Keam and his wife, Alex, have two children.
  
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://www.markkeam.com/ Official campaign site]
 
* [http://www.markkeam.com/ Official campaign site]
* [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/1d6a1978e9acd4dd85257535005773aa?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates biography]
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* [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/49401ee2cc98cabd85257b64004568cb?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates biography]
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* [http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000087/mark-l-keam/ Profile from Open States]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=111170 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=111170 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=111170 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=111170 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Keam/48684127513 Mark Keam on Facebook]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Keam/48684127513 Mark Keam on Facebook]
 
* [http://twitter.com/#!/MarkKeam Mark Keam on Twitter]
 
* [http://twitter.com/#!/MarkKeam Mark Keam on Twitter]
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* [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mark-keam/0/96/484 Mark Keam on LinkedIn]
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* [http://vimeo.com/markkeam Mark Keam on Vimeo]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Keam ''Wikipedia'' profile]
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* [http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/159357 ''Virginia Public Access Project'' profile]
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* [http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/mlkeam/ ''Richmond Sunlight'' page]
  
 
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Revision as of 01:16, 22 April 2014

Mark Keam
MarkKeam.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 35
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California at Irvine
J.D.University of Hastings, College of Law, 1995
Personal
Place of birthSeoul, South Korea
ProfessionSenior advisor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mark L. Keam is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Keam earned his Bachelor's in political science from the University of California at Irvine and his J.D. from the University of Hastings, College of Law in 1995. He works ans a senior advisor for strategic affairs at Verizon.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Courts of Justice
Education
Finance

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Keam won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 35. Keam ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic primary. He defeated Leiann Leppin Luse (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[1]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 35 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Keam Incumbent 64.7% 14,632
     Republican Leiann Leppin Luse 35.2% 7,961
     Other Write-in 0.2% 38
Total Votes 22,631

Race snapshot

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

After running unopposed in 2011 but only winning his seat by a margin of less than 400 votes in 2009, Mark Keam (D) faced a Republican challenger in 2013. Luse, a project manager and analyst, hoped to unseat this two-term Democratic incumbent, but the district awarded President Barack Obama (D) with 59 percent of the vote in 2012 and Governor Bob McDonnell (R) with 49 percent in 2009. Republicans would have needed to have a very good election night to win this district from a Democratic candidate.[2][3]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Keam won re-election to District 35 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[4]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Keam was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated James Hyland in the General Election.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 35 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Kirk (D) 12,606
James Hyland (R) 12,252

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Keam received $187,246 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Keam's campaign in 2011
South Baylo University$10,000
Choi, Steve P$5,000
Lee, Matthew D$5,000
Keam, Mark$5,000
Fashion Life Inc$3,500
Total Raised in 2011 $187,246

2009

The top five donors to Keam's 2009 campaign:[7]

Contributor 2009 total
Democratic Party of Virginia $152,240
Waters & Kraus $10,000
Edward H. Rice $5,500
Jeffrey Cooper $5,000
Mark Keam $5,000

Personal


Mark Keam at a rally for women's rights in February 2012.

Keam and his wife, Alex, have two children.

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Preceded by
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