Family first. That's Mark's policy. Mark is a husband, dad, and a proud grandpa!
There's a lot to learn from farming. Responsibility and patience top that list. Mark uses the lessons he learns from his farm in Northern Stone County to make educated decisions for the county. As a farmer and small business owner for 36 years he has seen good times and hard times: these challenges have made Mark knowledgeable when it comes to making the numbers work in real-life.
Mark always has the citizens of Stone County in mind when making big decisions as the commissioner. Mark has invested in Stone County and wants what is best for the people who live here!
Mark was elected to be your associate commissioner in 2013. In 2019 Mark became your presiding commissioner. That's 920 commission meetings. 9 county budgets. And 9 years learning the ins-and-outs of what it takes to be a successful commissioner.
In business, farming, and being your commissioner: Mark is a textbook conservative. He believes conservative budgets are the best way to keep the county afloat. He's been proven correct by adding $1.5 Million to County Reserves in his 9 years in office.
As a business owner, Mark is knowledgeable when it comes to making the numbers work in real-life. Mark has implemented procedures to streamline employees that saves the county $120,000 annually. His no-nonsense, conservative budgets have been incredibly successful in Stone County.
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