State Representative Mark M. Gillen began serving the people in the 128th Legislative District in 2011. The district now includes portions of southern Berks County and northern Lancaster County.

As a state representative, his top priorities are eliminating wasteful spending, reducing the size of state government and continuing the fight to eliminate property taxes.

Prior to being elected, Mark previously served as the educational director of the Salt and Light Foundation, working on international projects. He is a former Pennsylvania correctional officer and a current Pennsylvania licensed Emergency Medical Technician. He is also an Act 48 certified teacher.

Mark previously served as a Berks County jury commissioner and on Mohnton Borough Council. He is a member of a number of civic organizations and clubs, as well as the Mohnton Fish and Game Protective Association, the Neversink Gun Club, the Perry Township Game Association and the Pike Township Sportsman’s Association. He also is a member of the Colonel Jacob Morgan Post 537 of the American Legion in Morgantown.

He graduated from Pennsbury High School and attended Bucks County Community College, Bob Jones University and the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg. He has a master’s degree in education from Kutztown University.

Mark currently serves on the Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Education, Labor and Industry, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.

He and his wife, Kim, are blessed to have five children.

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