Mark Strama – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for State Representative District 50, Texas

Texas Democratic Party
P.O. Box 270263Austin, TX 78727
(512) 633-3795
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Gender: Male

Family: Wife: Crystal Cotti

1 Child: Victoria.

Birth Date: 09/10/1967

Birthplace: Houston, TX

Home City: Austin, TX

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Owner/Franchise, Sylvan Learning Center, 2007-present

Consultant, Accenture eDemocracy Services, 2003-2004

Director of Business Development, Accenture eDemocracy Services, 2003

Senior Vice President, Public Elections,, 2000-2003

Founder/Chief Executive Officer,, Incorporated, 1999-2000

Co-Founder, CharityGift, Inc., 1998-1999

Director of Programs, Rock the Vote, 1995-1997.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Member, Pflugerville MEN in Education, 2006-present

Director, Kids Voting United States of America, 2004-present

Member and Bronze-Level Sponsor, Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce, 2004-present

Member, Pflugerville Council of Neighborhood Association, 2004-present

Founding Member/Director, Hope Street Group, 2001-present

Member, Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce

Member, Pflugerville Council of Neighborhood Associations.


Civil Practices, Vice Chair

Juvenile Justice and Family Issues, Member

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Member, Texas House of Representatives, 2005-present

Candidate, Texas State House of Representatives, District 50, 2006

Chief of Staff, Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis, 1991-1995.

Researcher/Writer, Ann Richards Gubernatorial Campaign and Inaugural Committee, 1991.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

BA, Political Science/Philosophy, Brown University, 1990.

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