Mark Walczyk is watching out for the proud people of the "Front Yard of America" AKA, the 116th Assembly District.
In 2018 we elected Mark because we knew he'd immediately tackle important issues in the small business community and help provide an environment for job creation in Northern New York. He's proven to be a watchdog for reckless spending in Albany. Mark's committed to making state investments in aging infrastructure all while protecting our precious rivers and lakes. Mark Walczyk received the highest environmental rating of any member of his conference (according to the New York League of Conservation Voters). He remains 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. That's one of the reasons he's earned the endorsement from the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT).
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 and was elected to to the Watertown City Council in 2015.
Mark has proudly served in the armed forces for the last eight years as a commissioned engineer officer in the United States Army Reserve. He recently served as Company Commander of the 366th Engineer Company based in Canton. During COVID-19 Mark was mobilized to support the efforts of Active Duty personnel and worked for the Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, DC.
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, Friends of the MAC Nature Center, the Frederic Remington Art Museum, the Friends of Thompson Park, and a number of other organizations. Mark has completed 4 full Ironman triathlons, which consist of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run.
Mark had a love for fishing and the outdoors growing up and became 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.
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.
Mark is 35 years old and lives in downtown Watertown where he and his wife, Jessica (married in 2019) are restoring an 1850's building to it's former glory.
Nobody works harder for us.
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
Mark Walczyk is a member of the US Army Reserve. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or Department of Defense.