Mark Smith
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the 99th district
Assumed office
November 9, 2020
Succeeded byNancy Mace
Personal details
Born
Marvin Smith
Political partyRepublican
EducationFayetteville Technical Community College (AS)

Marvin M. "Mark" Smith is an American businessman and politician who is a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from the 99th district. He has served since 2020.

Early life and education

Smith is a native of Bamberg, South Carolina. He earned an associate degree from Fayetteville Technical Community College.[1]

Career

A businessman, he is the owner and president of McAlister-Smith Funeral Homes, the Avinger Funeral Home, and the Palmetto Cremation Society. He has also served as a member of the South Carolina Advisory Council on Aging. In 2017, Smith was a Republican candidate for the 99th district South Carolina House of Representatives, losing to Nancy Mace.[2] In October 2019, Smith again announced his candidacy for the 99th district after Mace opted to run for the United States House of Representatives. Smith defeated David Herndon in the Republican primary and Democratic nominee Jen Gibson in the November general election.[3][4]

Personal life

Smith and his wife, Elayne (née Forastiere), have three children.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Marvin M. Smith (Mark) - Biography from LegiStorm". www.legistorm.com. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  2. ^ cbyrd@postandcourier.com, Caitlin Byrd. "Republicans to choose between Nancy Mace and Mark Smith in special runoff Tuesday for S.C. House District 99". Post and Courier. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  3. ^ "Mark Smith announces bid for House District 99". Post and Courier. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  4. ^ "Mark Smith (South Carolina)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2020-11-30.