Mark L. Walker

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Mark L. Walker
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 53rd district
Assumed office
January 9, 2019 (2019-Jan-09)
Preceded byDavid Harris
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 66th district
In office
January 2009 (2009-Jan) – January 2011 (2011-Jan)
Preceded byCarolyn H. Krause
Succeeded byDavid Harris
Personal details
Born1947/1948 (age 70–71)[1]
Political partyDemocrat
Spouse(s)Joan
ResidenceArlington Heights, Illinois
Alma materBrown University
ProfessionBusinessman

Mark L. Walker is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 53rd district. The 53rd district, located in the Chicago metropolitan area, includes parts of Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Rolling Meadows, and Prospect Heights.[2]

He previously represented the 66th district in the Illinois House of Representatives for a single term from 2009 to 2011.

Biography[edit]

Walker served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and during his service was awarded a Bronze Star. He later became a senior executive as Citigroup, including heading worldwide credit card operations. He then went into consulting at Walker Information; providing business expertise to various firms. He has also been a soccer coach and member of the Arlington Heights Park District Foundation board, and has co-chaired the Northwest Suburban Veterans Advisory Council.[3] He has also worked with homeless organizations, and on community housing redevelopment.[4] Mark Walker has a bachelor of arts and a master's degree in culture change from Brown University.[3][4]

Political career[edit]

In 2008, Walker defeated Republican candidate and Elk Grove Village trustee Christine Prochno to succeed Carolyn Krause.[1] He served a single term during the 96th General Assembly. Walker was defeated in the 2010 general election by Republican David Harris who preceded Krause in the Illinois House. After Harris retired, Walker announced his intention to run for the seat.[5] He defeated Republican nominee Eddie Corrigan and will take office January 9, 2019.[6]

Walker is also the Democratic Committeeman for Wheeling Township.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Long, Jeff (October 22, 2008). "Krause retirement sets off heated race to succeed her". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "PA 97-0006 Legislative District 27" (PDF). 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  3. ^ a b Miller, David R., ed. (November 15, 2018). "Biographies of New House Members" (PDF). First Reading. Illinois Legislative Research Unit. p. 4. Retrieved December 12, 2008.
  4. ^ a b Barlow, Sarah E., ed. (November 15, 2018). "Biographies of New House Members" (PDF). First Reading. Illinois Legislative Research Unit. pp. 2–8. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Lester, Kerry (October 9, 2017). "Walker to run for his former House seat". Daily Herald. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  6. ^ Placek, Christopher (November 7, 2018). "Walker beats Corrigan in race for 53rd state House". Daily Herald. Retrieved December 30, 2018.

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