Mark is a third generation local, born in Wallaroo, and a small business owner and proud champion of Yorke Peninsula.
He attended local schools, Kalori Primary School (now called St Mary MacKillop) and Kadina Memorial School, and then moved to Adelaide for TAFE training and an apprenticeship.
His strong ties to Yorke Peninsula brought him back to the region, and he has been operating his salon for the past 15 years. Mark understands the impact of the pandemic on small business and the challenges facing businesses in Yorke Peninsula and across the state. He praises the resilience of his community to get through difficult periods.
Mark has put himself forward as a candidate to push for better regional health services and school resourcing. He also believes there should be more support for local volunteers that work hard for the community. A Malinauskas Labor Government will invest $2.2 million for paramedics in Yorke Peninsula, to provide the region 24/7 paramedic coverage, and bolster support to the fantastic work of local volunteers. The funding will include a new 24/7 emergency crew based in Wallaroo, in place by July 2025 and a new community paramedic in Wallaroo.