You can complain about the government and hope someone will make a difference—or you can be the difference you seek.
Two months after Mark Workman graduated from Tombstone High School in Southern Arizona, he started his career in the U.S. Air Force. He would spend the next 23 years serving as an aircraft mechanic in multiple assignments around the globe ensuring the success of both combat and humanitarian missions.
His career included a tour in South Korea and multiple tours in the Middle East, Central and Southwest Asia supporting Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq), and Operation Inherit Resolve, (ISIS), among others. Mark retired from the Air Force in 2016 as a Senior Master Sergeant (E8). During one tour in Afghanistan, while serving as an advisor to the Afghan Air Force and Convoy Commander, he saw the effects of what he believed to be wasteful government spending and began contemplating a career in politics.
Mark Workman made effective use of his time and took great strides in education between deployments. In 2006 he earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science from the Community College of the Air Force and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2008 from the University of Phoenix.
Always motivated to help improve the lives of others, he has spent more than ten years assisting the Special Olympics Organizations in Arizona, Nevada, and Texas, as well as six years supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association children’s camps in Arizona and California. He also has more than a decade experience serving as a victims advocate for the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator on
Air Force bases in Texas, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Arizona.
After his outstanding career in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Workman found employment at World View Enterprises, a flight test and research company in Southern Tucson. He worked as a field supervisor for their chase and recovery teams and helped to lead their ground operations department. When the company downsized, Mark began looking for the next opportunity. He remembered the feeling of making a difference he had experienced in the armed forces and decided to get involved in politics.
Mark Workman, a Veteran and proven patriotic American wants to listen to the good people of Legislative District 2 and make a difference in their lives. He will focus on the needs of the people in his district and carry his integrity and professionalism with him to the state capital.
His top priorities are:
1) Clearing paths through the partisan gridlock and over regulation plaguing businesses and suffocating our hard working communities. Working with fellow colleagues to ensure everything possible is being done by our state and federal elected and appointed officials to invest in the future of our communities and great state.
2) Focus on the education of our children, who are our future, and teachers salaries who lead them on that path to success. There must also be a concerted effort for businesses to succeed, resulting in an increase in employment opportunities and long-term jobs.
3) Protecting the constitutional rights of Arizona citizens and providing the resources necessary for the safety of the citizens of our great state.
Mark is the second oldest of a family of eight children. Their father, a retired electrician, moved the family to Tombstone 28 years ago. A fresh start in a small community after losing one child to health complications. Mark and his siblings adapted well to their new home, making lifelong friends, succeeding in high school, getting married and building their lives in Arizona.
While the Military led Mark on a successful career around the world, his siblings were building their own successful careers; being a part of Arizona State Parks, the University of Arizona School of Nursing PhD Program, a successful Welding Company and all active in their communities. Every visit home was filled with laughter, catching up, and celebrating achievements. An Arizona family supporting each other in all aspects of life.
Mark Workman is funding his campaign using the Arizona Clean Elections Commission. To help him qualify for the ballot AND the clean election funding please visit the Arizona Secretary of State site below: