Mark was elected as the State Member for Morayfield at the 2015 State Election (having previously served as the MP from 2009 – 2012) and re-elected at the 2017 State Election. He currently serves as Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services in the Palaszczuk Labor Government.
He is a long-term resident of the Morayfield State Electorate, having grown up in Burpengary and attended a local primary school (St Eugene College). He lives locally with his wife, Holly and son Daniel.
As the State Member for Morayfield, Mark is recognised for his strong work ethic, dedication to the role, and community spirit. From volunteering in school tuckshops and removing graffiti from public spaces to successfully advocating for greater public investment in local road, public transport, education and sporting infrastructure and holding regular mobile offices, Mark prides himself on working hard to deliver for local people.
Mark is active in our local community and has volunteered for the last ten years with Rosies Youth Mission (a homeless outreach service operating in Caboolture). Mark also volunteers his time as a member of the Lions Club of Morayfield, and Leukaemia Support Queensland.
Before entering Parliament, Mark worked as a lawyer practising commercial law in the Brisbane office of a leading national law firm. He has also worked for Telstra, was a National Section Councillor for the Community & Public Sector Union and holds degrees in Laws (First Class Honours) and Arts (majoring in Economics and International Relations).
He is the current or past Patron of the Caboolture Community Choir, Murrumba Pistol Club, Caboolture Disability Support Network, Burpengary Scout Group, Burpengary Western Performance Horse Club, Moreton Bay Table Tennis Association, Caboolture Disability Indoor Cricket, Caboolture Sports FC and Burpengary Pony Club.