Sunday, May 24, 2015

Representative  Mark S. Pafford Minority Leader
(2014 - 2016)

District 86

Capitol Office
316 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Phone: (850) 717-5086

Map/Driving Directions

District Office
Suite 102
2240 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33409-3403
Phone: (561) 682-0156

Map/Driving Directions

Legislative Assistant:
Audrey Piedra

District Secretary:
Susan Holmes

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Committee Membership

Current Committee Assignments

Appropriations Committee
Rules, Calendar & Ethics Committee

Member Information

Leadership Roles

Minority Leader(2014-2016)

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  West Palm Beach

Occupation:  CEO, Arthur R. Marshall Foundation

Spouse:  Tracy Pafford

Child(ren):  Audrey, Brendan

Education:  Florida International University, B.A., Public Administration, Political Science, minor

Born:  Rural Dade County, FL

Religious Affiliation:  Jewish

Recreational Interest:  hiking and other outdoor activities, playing guitar, reading, spending time with family

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008, reelected subsequently

Democratic Policy Chair, 2012-2014

House Democratic Policy Council

Democratic Deputy Whip, 2008-2012

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation, Chair, 2012-2013

Legislative Assistant, State Representative Lois Frankel, 1996-1997

U.S. Congressional Aide, Congressman Lawrence J. Smith, 1989-1992

Other Public Service

Appointed to Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council, March 30, 2009-November 2, 2010

Foster Care Review Board member, 2001

Interpretive Guide/Naturalist, Arch Creek Park, Dade City, 1986-1989

Youth Conservation Corps, Dade County, 1980


1000 Friends of Florida

Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council


Audubon Society

Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches

Compass, Inc.

Cypress Lakes Democratic Club

Democracy for Palm Beach County

Democratic Women's Club of Palm Beach County

Equality Florida

Everglades Legislative Caucus

Florida Alliance for Retired Americans

Florida Conservation Coalition

Florida Wildlife Federation

Golden Lakes Democratic Club

Humane Society of the United States

Lake Worth West Democratic Club

League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County

Legislative Biotechnology Caucus

Mid-County Democratic Club

National Caucus for Environmental Legislators


Palm Beach County Democratic Executive Committee

Palm Beach County Partnership for Aging

Palm Beach County Young Democrats

Palm Beach Democrats

Palm Beach State College Career Consultants Network

Sierra Club

The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches

The Nature Conservancy

United Democratic Club of Century Village

West Palm Beach Democratic Club


Florida Audubon, MVP Legislator, 2013

Florida Health Care Association, Legislative Champion for the Elderly, 2013

Florida League of Cities, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Fraternal Order of Police, Unsung Hero, 2013

Progress Florida, Middle Class Champion, 2011, 2012, 2013

National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter, Elected Official of the Year, 2011

National Association of Social Workers, Palm Beach Unit, Elected Official of the Year, 2011

Palm Beach County Business Leadership Network, Florida State Representative of the Year, 2011

Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, Co-Legislator of the Year, 2010

Florida Health Care Association, Friend of the Elderly Award, 2010

Palm Beach County League of Cities, Legislator of the Year Award, 2010

American Cancer Society, Legislative Award, 2009

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