Mark Mullet

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Mark Mullet
Mark Mullet.jpeg
Member of the Washington Senate
from the 5th legislative district
Assumed office
November 30, 2012 (2012-11-30)
Preceded by Dino Rossi
Issaquah City Council, Position No. 1
In office
January 1, 2010 (2010-01-01) – January 8, 2013 (2013-01-08)
Preceded by John Rittenhouse
Succeeded by Joe Forkner
Personal details
Born Mark Douglas Mullet
(1972-08-14) August 14, 1972 (age 44)
Tukwila, Washington, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sabath Mullet
Residence Issaquah, Washington
Alma mater University of Redlands (attended)
Indiana University (B.S.)
University of Washington (M.P.A.)
Profession Managing Director
Small business owner
Website Official

Mark Douglas Mullet (born August 14, 1972) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He is a member of the Washington State Senate, representing the 5th Legislative District.[1][2] Mullet is a small business owner who owns Zeeks Pizza and Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream franchises in Issaquah.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Tukwila, Washington, Mullet is a graduate of Foster High School.[5] He earned a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University, and a Master's in Public Affairs from the Evans School at the University of Washington in 2008.[5] Mullet was the Washington High School State Tennis Champion in 1989 and 1990.

He is a small business owner, owning Zeeks Pizza and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream franchises in Issaquah.[5] Mullet had previously served as a Managing Director at Bank of America, serving as the Global Head of Foreign Currency Options Trading.[5]

His father Steve Mullet was the Mayor of Tukwila, Washington from 2000-2007.[6]

Political career[edit]

Before being elected to the state senate, Mullet served as a member of the Issaquah City Council, from 2009–2012.[7] Mullet names Grand Ridge Plaza, a mixed-use retail center, and a plastic bag ban as his key accomplishments while on city council.

Elections[edit]

In 2012, Mullet was elected state senator representing Washington's 5th Legislative District by a 54.31% to 45.38% majority over his opponent Brad Toft.[8]

Committee assignments[edit]

As of January 2017, Mullet is the ranking member on the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee as well as a member of the Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee and Health Care committees.[9][10]

Legislation[edit]

Mullet sponsored and passed legislation increasing access to epi pens in schools,[11] allowing annexation of the Maple Valley Donut Hole,[12] and increasing health care cost transparency.[13]

Mullet helped secure capital funding for projects throughout the 5th Legislative District, including: Lake Sammamish State Park improvements, road improvements on I-90 and the Pickering Place Retail Center, improvements at Camp Korey, a grant for the Railway History Museum in Snoqualmie, repairs at the Fire Training Academy in North Bend, and funding to help build a new Tahoma High School within Maple Valley.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find Your Legislator". Apps.leg.wa.gov. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  2. ^ "Senator Mark Mullet, official legislative page". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Gad Zeeks! — in Issaquah: city councilman-to-be talks pizza". Seattle Times. September 24, 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Lee, Suzanne (December 5, 2016). "Ben & Jerry's Wins Issaquah Reader's Choice Awards". Grand Ridge Plaza. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d "About Mark". sdc.wastateleg.org. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Past Mayors of Tukwila". City of Tukwila. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Kagarise, Warren (January 8, 2013). "Mark Mullet reflects on City Council term". Issaquah Press. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "November 6, 2012 General Election". King County Elections. November 20, 2002. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  9. ^ a b http://sdc.wastateleg.org/mullet/biography/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ a b "Official Senate Biography". Washington State Legislature. 
  11. ^ Egge, Rose. "Wash. schools can now give allergy meds without prescription". KOMO News. 
  12. ^ Kear, Kathleen. The Voice of the Valley http://www.voiceofthevalley.com/community_news/news/article_01c97dd8-c297-11e2-acab-0019bb30f31a.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ Stiffler, Lisa. "New laws will help consumers find cheapest, best docs and hospitals". The Seattle Times. 

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