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  Herring, Mark R.
NameMark R. Herring
Leesburg, Virginia , United States
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ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedPaul
Aug 25, 2015 11:22pm
InfoMark Herring is widely recognized as a civic and political leader in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. He is respected by his colleagues for his ability to work in a bipartisan, pragmatic way to find solutions to issues facing our area and the Commonwealth.

Mark has lived most of his life in Loudoun County, Virginia. After graduating with honors from the University of Richmond School of Law, he established a successful law practice in Leesburg. In 1999, he was elected to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, representing the Leesburg District. As a member of the Board, he served as Chairman of the Land Use Committee and helped launch a serious public policy review aimed at managing growth in the County. He developed a reputation as a proponent of smart growth and a record as a strong advocate for economic development and road improvements that create jobs and transportation solutions for citizens while discouraging the type of over-development that puts stress on our schools and roads, and increases the cost of governmental services.

In 2006, Mark was elected to the State Senate. During his tenure in the Senate, he has worked to bring technology-based economic development to the Northern Virginia region, secured transportation funding for needed overpasses and other local road projects, and has been a leader in making both state and local governments more accountable to the citizens of Virginia. He serves on the Senate General Laws and Technology, Local Government, Commerce and Labor, and Rehabilitation and Social Services Committees.

As a community leader, Mark is a recent past chair for the United Way campaign in Loudoun County and formerly a co-host of the local cable public affairs television show, Focus Loudoun. Mark is a member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, Leesburg Kiwanis Club, Keep Loudoun Beautiful, Loudoun County Bar Association, NAACP – Loudoun Chapter, Olive Branch Lodge #114 and Alexandria Scottish Rite.

Mark and his wife, Laura, have been married for 22 years. They have two children, Peyton and Tim, ages 18 and 15. They are members of the Leesburg Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his law degree, Mark holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Virginia in economics and foreign affairs.


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