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November 6, 2017

Mark Cole seeking re-election in 88th District

Mark Cole
88th District Virginia House of Delegates
Fauquier precincts in district: Lois, Morrisville and Remington, along with parts of Fredericksburg and Stafford and Spotsylvania counties.

Mark Cole
Serving eighth two-year term

Age: 59

Home: Spotsylvania

Work: Deputy county administrator, Spotsylvania County

Education: Bachelor’s degree, computer science, Mary Washington College; associate’s degree, computer information systems, Germanna Community College; bachelor’s degree, civil engineering technology, Western Kentucky University.

Military service: U.S. Navy 1980-85; U.S. Navy Reserve, 1985-2004.

Affiliations/organizations: River Club Baptist Church, The Gideons, Rappahannock River Basin Commission, Virginia Small Business Commission, The American Legion and The Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Family: Married with four adult children

Hobbies: History and old comic books.

Campaign website: Click here

Ballotpedia entry: Click here

Why do you seek re-election?

To serve the commonwealth and the people of the 88th District. To help keep Virginia a great place to live, work and raise a family, by keeping taxes low on families and businesses.

What makes you the best candidate?

I believe the best route to prosperity is through free enterprise, limited government and individual freedom. Wealth and prosperity come from the private sector, not government.

What ranks as the most important issue facing the 2018 General Assembly and how do you plan to address it?

Making Virginia the best place to do business again. We need to adopt policies to encourage job creation and economic growth. Growing the economy will lead to increased tax revenues to fund critical programs such as public safety, transportation and education. We need to reduce taxes and burdens on Virginia’s businesses and families to stimulate the economy.

Please, describe the most difficult you’ve faced in a leadership position and your response to that situation.

When the company I worked for lost its contract and I was forced to lay off all my employees and myself. I helped most of my employees find new jobs and managed to find one myself. Nothing like losing a job makes you appreciate having a job. This is why I feel the need to focus on Virginia’s economy. I want to make Virginia the leading state for new job creation.

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