Mark Walker

Mark Walker

Summary

Current Position: US Representative for District 6 since 2015
Affiliation: Republican

With a passion to make a difference and a heart for all communities, Walker was sworn-in January 2015 and immediately became an acclaimed leader on Capitol Hill, fighting to prevent the return of earmarks, cut wasteful spending and bring accountability to government bureaucracy. He became a champion for school choice and opportunities for children, working to remove Washington from our classrooms, and has ushered policies that improve veterans’ care and services, closing hundreds of cases throughout North Carolina.

Source: Government page

About

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Source: Government page

After sixteen years of serving as a pastor, Mark Walker followed a new calling and launched an improbable campaign for Congress. With no political pedigree or capital, he built a grassroots campaign that centered on a simple idea: PEOPLE OVER POLITICS. Like many voters, Walker had grown frustrated with Washington’s failed promises and their business as usual approach.

By God’s grace, Walker was successful. Throughout a primary, a run-off and general election in 2014, Walker was tested, attacked and outspent; however, he refused to engage in mudslinging politics and chose to lead a positive campaign, focusing on hope, opportunity and solutions.

With a passion to make a difference and a heart for all communities, Walker was sworn-in January 2015 and immediately became an acclaimed leader on Capitol Hill, fighting to prevent the return of earmarks, cut wasteful spending and bring accountability to government bureaucracy. He became a champion for school choice and opportunities for children, working to remove Washington from our classrooms, and has ushered policies that improve veterans’ care and services, closing hundreds of cases throughout North Carolina.

He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference, the top Republican on the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, the Chairman of the Prayer Caucus and formerly the Chairman of the Republican Study Committee – the largest conservative caucus in the House, a leadership position also formerly held by Walker’s friends Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Vice President Mike Pence.

He is recognized as a bridge-builder and a thought leader under the banner of “effective conservatism.” Walker has earned the high praise of the President and Vice President, working with the administration to pass tax reform; anti-human trafficking bills, criminal justice reform and measures to build back our military.

Before 2014, Walker served in various pastoral roles including executive and senior pastor positions. For six seasons, he produced and directed the annual Greensboro Christmas Spectacular. Walker has also served as a guest lecturer on mentorship and administration at Liberty University. Along with international work, Walker served in our nation’s larger inner cities hosting music and sports camps for underprivileged communities.

Originally from Florida where his father pastored for many years, Walker moved to North Carolina in 1991, working in finance management for the Flow Automotive organization and graduating from Piedmont International University. Walker’s wife, Kelly, is a family nurse practitioner and flight trauma specialist with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where she helped launch the S.A.N.E. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) program at Wake. Kelly holds her undergraduate and masters from Winston-Salem State University. Mark and Kelly have three children and are celebrating twenty-six years of marriage.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Baptist Minister
  • Finance Management
    Flow Automotive organization

Education

  • B.A.
    Piedmont International University
    1999

Personal

Birth Year: 1969
Place of Birth: Dothan, AL

Gender: Male
Race(s): Caucasian
Religion: Christian: Baptist
Spouse: Kelly Sears
Children: Anna Claire Walker, Ryan Walker, Rachel Walker

Contact

Email:

Offices

Washington D.C. Office
1725 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3065
Fax: (202) 225-8611

Asheboro Office
222 Sunset Avenue
Suite 101
Asheboro, NC 27203
Phone: 336-626-3060
Fax: 336-629-7819

Graham Office
219 B West Elm Street
Post Office Box 812
Graham, NC 27253
Phone: (336) 229-0159
Fax: (336) 350-9514

Greensboro Office
809 Green Valley Road
Suite 104
Greensboro, NC 27408
Phone: (336) 333-5005
Fax: (336) 617-3800

Web

Government Page, Twitter, YouTube

Politics

Recent Elections

2018 US Senator for 6th District

Mark Walker (R)160,70956.5%
Ryan Watts (D)123,65143.5%
TOTAL284,360

Source: Ballotpedia

Finances

WALKER, BRADLEY MARK has run in 4 races for public office, winning 3 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $3,539,361.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

House Committee on Homeland Security
House Committee on Education and Labor
House Committee on House Administration

Subcommittees

Intelligence and Counterterrorism
Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation
Higher Education and Workforce Investment
Workforce Protections

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Congress.gov

Issues

Accountability

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Educations & Opportunity 

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Energy 

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Financial Services 

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Foreign Affairs 

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HealthCare

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Jobs & Economic Growth 

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Security

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Spending Cuts & Debt 

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Tax Reform 

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The Universal Charitable Giving Act

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Transportation

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Veterans 

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News

News Posts

Walker Forgoes Salary Until DC Establishment Reaches Deal on Coronavirus Stimulus Package
Government page – March 24, 2020

GREENSBORO, N.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today sent a letter to Philip G. Kiko, the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives, refusing his salary until a Coronavirus relief package is sent to President Donald Trump’s desk for approval.

“Struggling Americans don’t need the political tactics and radical agenda-setting of the DC political class while they face a crisis – they need strong consensus and leadership to protect our families, senior citizens, and the lifelong dreams tied to our economy. Until they can get over their bickering, I urge my colleagues to join me in forgoing pay until they can choose people over politics and get a relief bill to President Trump’s desk,” Walker said.

In a vote yesterday, Senate Democrats blocked further debate on a multi-trillion dollar Phase 3 stimulus package to bail out American industry and put money in workers’ pockets amid the Coronavirus.

This follows the passage of Phase 1, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020. This legislation provided $8.3 billion for the federal government to respond and react to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Walker also supported the passage of Phase 2, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This legislation expanded paid family leave and appropriated more funds for nutritional assistance for those in need.

Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 were signed into law by President Donald Trump.

Walker Delivers Meals to Greensboro Urban Ministry Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Government page – March 19, 2020

GREENSBORO, N.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today delivered 100 meals from Stamey’s Barbecue to the Greensboro Urban Ministry.

“Our response to the Coronavirus outbreak will personify our American resilience and ingenuity,” Walker said. “While we all deal with this crisis, it is most important to remember that we are all in it together and can do our part to help our senior citizens and those in need.”

Greensboro Urban Ministry is a 501(c)(3) that has been serving the Greensboro community for over 50 years. Here, volunteers help those in need find food, shelter, and solutions while they get back on their feet.

Walker purchased and delivered the meals from Stamey’s Barbecue, a Greensboro establishment, in an attempt to serve the community while also helping local restaurants and service workers.

Both Walker and all volunteers followed Centers for Disease Control (CDC’s) guidelines for social distancing and sanitary standards amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

For more information on the Coronavirus outbreak, please visit Walker.House.Gov/Coronavirus.

In the News

US Rep. Mark Walker hosting a call-in coronavirus town hall on Tuesday for Triad area residents
By: Taft Wireback
Greensboro News & Record – March 16, 2020

U.S. Rep Mark Walker of Greensboro is hosting a call-in town hall Tuesday for residents of the area who want to know more about the new coronavirus threat and what is being done about it.

The Republican congressman from Greensboro is holding the 6 p.m. event via telephone with North Carolina’s emergency management director Mike Sprayberry and Dr. Erik Summers, chief medical officer at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

Sprayberry and Summers will join Walker in providing an update on the response to the pandemic and answering questions. To sign up for the call-in town hall, visit https://walker.house.gov/coronavirus.

Twitter

Videos

Updates

Rep. Mark Walker Gives Coronavirus Update and Announces Telephone Town Halls
Representative Mark Walker
Published on March 13, 2020
By: Representative Mark Walker

Rep. Mark Walker gives an update on COVID-19 pandemic and announces a telephone town hall on Tuesday, March 17th at 6:00pm E.T.

Other Videos

Rep. Mark Walker Questions DHS and CDC Officials on Federal Response to the Coronavirus
Representative Mark Walker
Published on March 11, 2020
By: Representative Mark Walker

Rep. Mark Walker questions DHS Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli and CDC Dr. Stephen Redd on the federal response to the coronavirus.

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