Legislator Profile

Former Florida Representative Mark Pafford (D)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Mark Pafford
District Address:
Suite 102
2240 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33409-3403
(561) 682-0156

Capitol Address:
316 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
(850) 717-5086
political profile
  • House District:86
  • First Elected:2008
  • Terms Out:2016
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Palm Beach
  • District Information:view district 86 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008, reelected subsequently
    Democratic Deputy Whip, 2008-2012
    House Democratic Policy Council
    Democratic Policy Chair, 2012-2014
    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
  • Born:April 11, 1966, rural Dade County, FL
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:Jewish
  • Education:Florida International University, B.A., Public Administration, Political Science, minor
  • Occupation:Nonprofit and Business Consultant
  • Spouse:Tracy Pafford, of Lake Worth, Florida
  • Children:Audrey, Brendan
  • Affiliations: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
    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 Family Caregiver Coalition
    Palm Beach County Human Rights Council
    Palm Beach County Partnership for Aging
    Palm Beach County Young Democrats
    Palm Beach Democrats
    Palm Beach State College Career Consultants Network
    Sierra Club
    The Nature Conservancy
    United Democratic Club of Century Village
    Voters Coalition of Palm Beach County
    Wellington Chamber of Commerce
    West Palm Beach Democratic Club
  • Highlights:Florida League of Cities, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2010, 2011, 2012
    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
  • Former 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
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