Prior to being elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from 2011-2013, Mark Dudenhefer served on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors from 2005-2011. Mark served for two years as Chairman of the Stafford Board of Supervisors.
Mark and his wife, Kay, live in Stafford, VA, and are parents to 3 children – Chris, and Rebecca who reside in Stafford with their families, and Emily who was tragically killed in a car accident in 2004. They also have five grandchildren.
After graduating from Louisiana State University with a degree in Economics, Mark joined the Marine Corps, where he eventually retired at the rank of Colonel. Mark also earned an MBA from Tulane University and a Masters in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.
In his 30 years as a Marine Corps officer, Mark managed multi-million dollar budgets and led teams in Public Administration and Personnel Management. Mark recently retired from his work as a defense contractor in Northern Virginia.
Mark is very active in the community as a member of his church, a founding member of the Colonial Forge High School PTSA and a motivational speaker for the Partnership for Safe Teen Driving. He and Kay established a scholarship program for high school students in their daughter Emily’s name.
In addition to his service as the Garrisonville District Supervisor and Chairman of the Stafford Board of Supervisors, Mark has been a leader on many community boards and commissions, including: George Washington Regional Commission, Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Quantico Growth Management Committee, Fredericksburg Regional Jail Authority, Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Authority, and the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Board.