Meet Mark

Mark Walczyk is watching out for the proud people of the "Front Yard of America" AKA, the 116th Assembly District.

Utilizing his legislative background and unique knowledge, Mark will immediately tackle the issues facing the small business community and help to create more jobs in Northern New York. He is committed to making state investments in aging infrastructure with much-needed repairs to crumbling roads and bridges, as well as protecting precious rivers and lakes located in the 116th Assembly District. Mark is a strong proponent of policy that empowers teachers and gives students the opportunity to be successful in job preparation training at the secondary and collegiate levels.


Mark earned the rank of Eagle Scout out of high school and after graduating from the University of Albany, began his career in public service with a focus on statewide policy to improving life for residents in Upstate New York. Mark joined the staff of state Senator Patty Ritchie as her Legislative Director and later as District Director. He was elected to the Watertown City Council in 2015.

Mark has proudly served in the armed forces for the last seven years as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve’s 479th Engineer Battalion. He recently served as Company Commander of the 366th Engineer Company based in Canton.


Air Assault. 

Sapper Leader Course (not tabbed).

Mark had a love for fishing and the outdoors growing up and becoming an Eagle Scout in the Hiawatha Seaway Council (Scouts BSA). After High School, Mark attended the University of Albany, Graduating in 2007 with a Bachelors degree in History and double minors in Political Science and Education.

Mark attends New Life Christian Church in Watertown. He’s a member of the Watertown noontime Rotary Club, the Jefferson County Animal Cruelty Task Force, the NRA, American Legion Post 61, the Italian American Civic Association, the Jefferson County Historical Society, Friends of the MAC Nature Center, the Frederic Remington Art Museum, and the Friends of Thompson Park. Mark has competed in, and completed, 4 full Ironman triathlons, which consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run.

Nobody works harder for us.

The 116th Assembly District, referred to as the “Front Yard of America,” includes the cities of Ogdensburg and Watertown, as well as the towns of Alexandria, Antwerp, Brownville, Canton, Cape Vincent, Clayton,
DePeyster, Hammond, Hounsfield, Lisbon, Louisville, Lyme, Macomb, Massena, Morristown, Orleans,
Oswegatchie, Pamelia, Philadelphia, Potsdam, Rossie, Theresa and Waddington.

The green is for the cedars along the shore, the blues represent the St. Lawrence River and the red is the sunset over the islands. That's the St. Lawrence Tartan from the Thousand Islands Museum. The suit was made by local tailor Frank Shattuck

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