Republican candidate for District 72 of the Illinois House of Representatives. Mark lost to incumbent Democrat Patrick J. Verschoore in the November 2, 2010 general election in Illinois.
Lioen is currently a teacher in the Rock Island, IL School System.
Previously, Lioen was born and raised in the Quad Cities.
Lioen is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. He then moved to Britain to study at the London School of Economics and political science, receiving his Masters of Economics. He later performed postgraduate work with local political polling firm in London.
Lioen is a fiscal and social conservative who is running on a platform of job creation, lower taxes, and reducing spending.
Debate with Pat Verschoore
On, July 6th, Lioen wrote a letter addressed to Pat Verschoore asking for a debate at a future date at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.