Mark Eves

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Mark Eves
101st Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 5, 2012
Preceded by Robert Nutting
Personal details
Born (1977-03-16) March 16, 1977 (age 38)
Northern California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Louisville
Louisville Presbyterian
Theological Seminary
Website Government website

Mark W. Eves is an American politician and family therapist from Maine.[1] In 2008, he was elected to the Maine House of Representatives from District 146, North Berwick. He was re-elected in 2010 and 2012 before being chosen by his Democrat colleagues as the Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives for the 126th Maine Legislature (2012-2014). From 2010-2012, Eves was the ranking minority member of the Health and Human Services committee.[1]

On June 30, 2014, the Talking Points Memo website claimed that some Maine adherents to the sovereign citizen movement called for Eves and fellow Democrat Senate President Justin Alfond to be tried, convicted, and executed for treason during meetings with Governor Paul LePage in 2013. LePage has denied that such discussions took place, even after learning audio recordings exist of two men claiming such a discussion took place.[2]

In the November 2014 general election, the Democrats lost control of the Maine Senate and but retained a narrow majority in the Maine House of Representatives. A week later, Eves was re-nominated as House Speaker by his caucus.[3]

Personal[edit]

Mark Eves was born in northern California to Arthur Eves, a former military chaplain during World War II and his mother, a school teacher. The Eves family moved to Oregon when he was 3 months old. He is the youngest of 7 children in his family.[4] When he was 5, the Eves family moved again, this time to Italy so that his father could study to become a Montessori teacher. His family later moved to Arizona and later to Louisville, Kentucky, where Eves settled at age 11. He later attended the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He met his wife, Laura while both were seeking master's degrees in marriage and family therapy at Louisville Presbyterian. The pair settled in North Berwick, Maine around 2002 and have three children.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maine House of Representatives: Mark W. Eves". Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "LePage denies he discussed 'executing' Maine Democratic leaders". Bangor Daily News. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Cousins, Christopher (November 12, 2014). "Maine Democrats fill legislative leadership posts". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "About Speaker Eves". Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Mistler, Steve (December 5, 2012). "Alfond, Eves ready to oversee Maine Legislature". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved 13 November 2014.