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Congressional District 6

Mark Burkhalter

Mark Burkhalter
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303 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 5300
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 527-4156
mburkhalter@dot.ga.gov




Year Elected to Board ​Current Term Expires
​​2015 ​4/15/19

Biographical Data

Personal/Family

Date of Birth: 12/12/1960
Place of Birth: Atlanta, GA
Children: Three – Natalie, Sam, Olivia

Education

  • B.A., Global Studies/Political Science, University of Georgia
  • B.A., German and Slavic Languages, University of Georgia

Business Affiliation

  • Senior Strategic Advisor and Independent Consultant - National Government Affairs practice, Dentons

Professional Record

  • Eighteen years in the Georgia General Assembly representing the Atlanta suburb of North Fulton County
  • Served as the Speaker Emeritus, Speaker of the House and Speaker Pro Tempore
  • Administration floor leader for Governor Sonny Perdue
  • Authored the city charter and created the new City of Johns Creek, Georgia
  • The first Republican to author Georgia’s budget since reconstruction 
  • Served on the Platform Committee of the Republican National Convention -2008
  • Served on the legislative staff to U.S. Representative Newt Gingrich in Washington, DC 

Community/Civic Activities

  • State Capitol Commission, Member
  • Georgia Speakers' Initiative, Founding Member
  • American-Swiss Foundation, Lifetime Member Nominee
  • Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • North Fulton Community Improvement District (CID), Board Member
  • Fulton County Republican Party Foundation, Trustee
  • Johns Creek Foundation, Chairman
  • Optimist Club, Past President
  • University of Georgia Oxford Development, Board Member
  • Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, Board Member

Honors

  • James magazine - “most influential politician in Georgia”
  • GeorgiaTrend magazine - “100 Most Influential Georgians.”

 

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