Campaign links: Mark Mansius (R-TX-14)
Mark Anderson Mansius
Mark Mansius Congressional Candidate Texas District 14
Biography of Mark Mansius from Mark Mansius for Congress
Mark Mansius was born in Richland, Washington and raised in Kennewick, graduating from Kennewick High School in 1971. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and JD of Law. Mark married Lois Oviatt in 1976. They are the parents of 5 children, and have 5 grandchildren. He has worked for several major corporations and has owned two small businesses. Mark’s employment experience includes: chemical engineer, patent agent, technical and operational management. Over the years, he has volunteered in the Boy Scouts, and has been a volunteer sports coach for 20 years.
In his early years at home, his Mother taught her family diligently about the Constitution. He learned well that Our Federalist form of Government defined clear and different roles for State and Federal Governments. At his Mother’s funeral, the Presiding Minister opened his remarks by holding up a pocket copy of the Constitution and spoke of her love of this document, her country, and her God. Elaine, helped her family know our Government and Our Country.
Kennewick was a front row seat to the Cold War, being located a few miles from the United States Hanford Project. In his early years, at school he practiced duck and cover. Military jets constantly patrolled the air space. Because of this, he was motivated in understanding the tyranny of Communism. He remembers well feeling great joy while watching the Berlin Wall being torn down by the very citizens that is was built to oppress. These experiences have taught him that the best government is the closest government. A close government has power to best represent its citizen. We must continue working to keep the Federal Government within its enumerated powers.
Government ought to support and foster the practice of honest business. Its laws and rules ought to be minimal. Our States ought to be the center of our business governance. Several years ago, Bill Griffith a reporter at CNBC interviewed a senior member of the Templeton family. He asked; why have your mutual funds been so successful? The answer was we found good business people with whom we could trust. Continuing on, he embellished that without trust there can be no business. For business to succeed there must be trust between Government and Business. The actions, particularly in the past three years, have significantly damaged that trust. From small business owners, I hear comments something like this: “What regulation is coming next?” or “What tax or expense will they burden upon this time?” We must work to rebuild that trust by unburdening our business from unnecessary legal red tape or expenses.