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Hamilton County, OH November 5, 2002 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Mark Mallory

Candidate for
State Senator; District 9

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State Senator Mark Mallory represents Ohio's 9th Senate district in the Ohio General Assembly. He is a life-long Cincinnatian. born and raised in the West End. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati Academy of Math and Science and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative Management from the University of Cincinnati. The Mallory family. led by Senator Mallory's mother, and his father. former Ohio House Majority Leader William L. Mallory, Sr., along with the Senators' brothers and sister, are dedicated to public and community service. In 1996, the Mallory family was honored as the Black Family Reunion's "Family of the Year."

Before being elected to represent the 9th district, Senator Mallory served two consecutive terms in the Ohio House of Representatives (31st district). In 1994, Mallory was elected to his first term in the Ohio House, replacing his father who retired after serving the district for three decades. In 1996, Mallory was re-elected to represent the 31st district and was appointed to the House leadership. He was also elected vice-president of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus.

In November of 1998, Mark Mallory was elected to represent the 9th Senate District in the Ohio General Assembly. He is currently serving his first, four-year term.

In his service to Ohio's General Assembly, Senator Mallory has championed the issues of education reform, consumer protection. prison reform, and crime prevention. He has been a vocal supporter of campaign finance and election reform, and is leading the charge for stricter regulations of the payday loan and rent-to-own industries. Senator Mallory also sponsored a bill, which passed in 2000, that would require prison inmates in the state of Ohio to pursue completion of their GED and/or continuing education programs.

Senator Mallory is the Ranking Minority Member of the Highways and Transportation Committee. He is also on the Finance and Financial Institutions Committee and the Rules Committee. Senator Mallory serves on several special committees, including the Corrections Institutions Inspection Committee, of which he is the Chairperson, and the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee.

Senator Mallory also serves his community outside of the General Assembly. He is a member of the board of trustees for several organizations, including the 4Cfor Children Advisory Council and the Friars Club. He is also a member of the advisory board for the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati and Students in Free Enterprise. Senator Mallory has received numerous awards including the 1998 Meryl Shoemaker "Legislator of the Year" award, the 1999 Correctional Education Association "excellence in Correctional Education" award, the Z001 National Association of Social Workers "Legislator of the Year" award, and the 2002 Ohio Association of Election Officials "Wolfe Award of Excellence".

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