Mark Stoops (politician)

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Mark Stoops
Member of the Indiana Senate
from the 40th district
In office
November 19, 2012 – November 17, 2020
Preceded byVi Simpson
Succeeded byShelli Yoder
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseKara Reagan Stoops
ResidenceBloomington, Indiana
ProfessionBusinessman, Rental Property Owner and Manager

Mark Stoops is a former Democratic member of the Indiana Senate who represented the 40th District from 2012 to 2020. He decided not to run for re-election to a third term. He was succeeded by fellow Democrat Shelli Yoder. Before being elected to the Indiana Senate, Stoops served as a Monroe County Commissioner. Stoops served on the commission from 1999 to 2006 and from 2008 to 2012, becoming a well-known opponent of Interstate 69.[1] Stoops succeeded Vi Simpson, the former minority leader of the Democrats in the Indiana Senate. Stoops continues to oppose Interstate 69, and supports raising funding for public education.[2]


  1. ^ Sikorski, Colleen (3 June 2012). "Stoops to run for Simpson's Indiana Senate seat". Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  2. ^ Clayton, Kyle (6 November 2012). "Stoops To Replace Simpson In 40th District Senate Seat". Indiana Public Media. Retrieved 1 November 2013.

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