Congressman Mark Sanford represents the First District of South Carolina, which covers the Lowcountry of the state, and was sworn-in as a member of the 113th Congress after winning a special election in May of 2013.
Previously he was the 115th Governor of South Carolina, serving from 2003 until 2011, he accomplished a long list of firsts, such as cutting the marginal income tax rate, the largest recurring tax cut in state history, first of its kind tort reform, workers' compensation reform, and bringing about the first statewide charter school district in the nation.
Prior to serving as governor, Mark represented South Carolina’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC from 1995 until 2001.
Mark attended Furman University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Business. He later received an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
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