Mark Falzone

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Mark Falzone
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 9th Essex district
In office
2001–2011
Preceded by Steven Angelo
Succeeded by Donald Wong
Personal details
Born (1975-06-14) June 14, 1975 (age 42)
Melrose, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Robin N. Hamilton
Residence Silver Spring, Maryland[1]
Alma mater Boston College
Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government
Occupation Non-profit Executive[2]

Mark V. Falzone (born June 14, 1975 in Melrose, Massachusetts)[3] is an American political figure who is the Deputy Director of the National Immigration Forum and a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Early political career[edit]

Falzone graduated from Saugus High School, Boston College and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Prior to serving in the house he was a Saugus Town Meeting Member from 1993 to 2000. He was the Chairman of the Saugus Democratic Town Committee from 1996 to 2004.

State representative[edit]

Falzone represented the Ninth Essex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2001 to 2011. He was elected in 2000 by defeating Saugus Selectman Christie Ciampa, Jr. in the Democratic Primary and by besting Patricia Cuddemi and Albert J. DiNardo in the 2000 general election. During his final term, he was a member of the House Committees on Election Laws, Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, and Veterans and Federal Affairs. He previously served on the House Committee on Ways and Means, the Joint Committee on Bonding, and the House Committee on Capital Expenditures and State Assets.

On November 2, 2010 Falzone lost his bid for a sixth term to Saugus Board of Selectmen Chairman and owner of the Kowloon Restaurant Donald Wong by 382 votes.[4]

Non-profit executive[edit]

In 2012, Falzone joined the National Immigration Forum as Deputy Director. In this role, he helps to lead and manage one of the nation’s leading pro-immigrant advocacy organizations.[2]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Falzone was twice elected by his colleagues to the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures—an honor accorded to only 30 legislators annually. Additionally, Falzone has been conferred numerous honors including the Toll Fellowship from the Council of State Governments and the Flemming Fellowship from the Center for Policy Alternatives. While at the Harvard Kennedy School, Falzone was awarded the Jerome L. Rappaport Sr./Boston Urban Fellowship.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Falzone is married to broadcast journalist Robin N. Hamilton.[2] He currently resides in Silver Spring, Maryland.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mark Falzone Political Campaign Contributions 2012 Election Cycle". CampaignMoney.com. CampaignMoney.com. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Mark Falzone biography, Retrieved February 28, 2014" (PDF). National Immigration Forum. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ 2001–2002 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  4. ^ Mike Gaffney (November 2, 2010). "Update: Kowloon owner Wong beats incumbent Falzone in 9th Essex District". Saugus Advertiser. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Mark V. Falzone (D)". PD43+ Massachusetts Election Statistics. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved June 28, 2013.