Mark D. Sickles

Delegate from the 43rd District at Virginia House of Delegates

Mark D. Sickles

Mark D. Sickles

Delegate from the 43rd District at Virginia House of Delegates

Biography

Mark Sickles was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from the 43rd District in November 2003. Born in Arlington, he is a Northern Virginia native and has lived in Fairfax County for most of his life.

He currently serves on the Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee, the Privileges and Elections Committee, and the Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee. A resident of the 43rd district since 1987, Mark moved to Franconia to be close to Fort Belvoir, where he worked as a civilian for the U.S. Army. He purchased his first home in the Manchester Lakes neighborhood and currently lives in Kingstowne. Mark has two Masters Degrees from Georgia Tech and a B.S. from Clemson University. As a part-time legislator, he works full-time for a national marine construction company and federal government contractor.

Mark began his public service as a volunteer in the local political and civic life of Lee District. He worked on several campaigns, including those of former Delegate Gladys Keating and the late State Senator Joe Gartlan. He was a volunteer legislative assistant for Delegate Keating for three legislative sessions, during which she served as the first woman chair of what is now the Commerce and Labor Committee.

In 1993, former Supervisor Joe Alexander appointed Mark to serve as the Lee District Trustee on the Fairfax County Public Library Board. In his two years as Chair of the Library Board (1998-2000), Mark oversaw the opening of a new library in Kingstowne, worked to secure funds for a wide-ranging upgrade of electronic resources, won additional funding for books and materials, and oversaw the development of a ten-year capital improvement plan that resulted in the acquisition of over seven acres for the future development of a regional library on Beulah Street near Manchester Boulevard. On the Board for eleven years, he stepped down in December 2003 before being sworn in to his first term in the House of Delegates. In Richmond, he continues to lead the effort to obtain necessary funding for the Fairfax County Public Library that is normally not secured due to an unfair and outdated state funding formula.

For six years, Mark also served on the Board of United Community Ministries, a non-profit social service agency with a focus on helping the working poor in Southern Fairfax County. UCM has an employment training program, an emergency food pantry, operates the Healthy Families program for at risk mothers, provides some transitional housing, and operates a first-class day care facility called the Bryant Early Learning Center. Mark served as President of UCM in 2000.

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Mark D. Sickles
Delegate from the 43rd District at Virginia House of Delegates
Education
Bachelor of Science in Forest Management
Class of 1981

Clemson University is an American public, coeducational, land-grant and sea-grant research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. Founded in 1889, Clemson University consists of five colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; Architecture, Arts and Humanities; Business and Behavioral Sciences; Engineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Master of Science in Industrial Management

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore. The educational institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, architecture, and liberal arts.

Career History
Delegate from the 43rd District
2004 - Current

The Virginia House of Delegates is one of two parts in the Virginia General Assembly, the other being the Senate of Virginia. It has 100 members elected for terms of two years; unlike most states, these elections take place during odd-numbered years. The House is presided over by the Speaker of the House, who is elected from among the House membership by the Delegates. The Speaker is usually a member of the majority party and, as Speaker, becomes the most powerful member of the House. The House shares legislative power with the Senate of Virginia, the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. The House of Delegates is the modern-day successor to the Virginia House of Burgesses, which first met at Jamestown in 1619. The House is divided into Democratic and Republican caucuses. In addition to the Speaker, there is a majority leader, majority caucus chair, minority leader, minority caucus chair, and the chairs of the several committees of the House.

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The United States Army (USA) is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services.

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President, Board of Directors
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UNITED COMMUNITY MINISTRIES (UCM) MOBILIZES THE POWER OF COMMUNITY TO EQUIP, EDUCATE AND EMPOWER PEOPLE TO MEASURABLY IMPROVE THEIR LIVES.

Member of the Public Library Board of Trustees, Lee District
1993 - 2003
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$10K - $25K
2019

UNITED COMMUNITY MINISTRIES (UCM) MOBILIZES THE POWER OF COMMUNITY TO EQUIP, EDUCATE AND EMPOWER PEOPLE TO MEASURABLY IMPROVE THEIR LIVES.

$501 - $1,000
2018

UNITED COMMUNITY MINISTRIES (UCM) MOBILIZES THE POWER OF COMMUNITY TO EQUIP, EDUCATE AND EMPOWER PEOPLE TO MEASURABLY IMPROVE THEIR LIVES.

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2013
$500
2013
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