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Senator Mel Martinez, Mark Flanagan, and Governor Jeb Bush




I want to ensure that the American Dream is available for everyone.

About Mark

Flanagan FamilyMark Flanagan has lived the American Dream. Happily married. A successful businessman. A former State Representative. Community Leader.

Educated in Manatee Public Schools, Mark attended the University of Florida, and graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in history. Mark returned to Manatee County, where he married his high school sweetheart, Donna. They have three children, Brendan, Meghan, and Kevin. Brendan, the oldest recently graduated from high school and will be starting Florida State University in the fall.

Mark is a successful small business man working in financial planning. Mark was motivated to enter politics by his political idol, Ronald Reagan. Like millions of Americans, Mark was inspired by Reagan's sunny optimism and promise of less government and a strong national defense.

President George W. Bush and  Mark FlanaganIn 1994, Mark decided to run for the Florida House of Representatives. Running against, a well-financed and well-known incumbent, Mark stunned the political world in a major upset. In the State House of Representatives, Mark was a strong conservative voice. A consistent friend of small business, he was an early advocate of tort reform when much of the Florida Legislature was still dominated by the Personal injury lawyers. Mark was a consistent opponent of tax increases and opposed all efforts to increase the tax burdens on Floridians. For these efforts, the Florida Chamber of Commerce awarded him their 100% Pro Business Roll Call Award and he was named by the National Federation of Independent Businesses as a Guardian of Small Business.

He was a strong leader in the fight for the unborn. Mark has been consistent in his opposition to abortion and no one has ever questioned his stand on the issue.

Mark FlanaganRecognized by his peers in the State House, as a leader, where he served as Chairman of the House Banking Committee and Chairman of the House Select Committee on Oversight and Accountability on Florida's Pension Funds. Additionally, he served as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Manatee County Legislative Delegation. He was a key lieutenant of Governor Jeb Bush's in the Legislature.

In Manatee County, Mark is a community leader. Having served on the Boys and Girls Club Executive Board, Mark has shown a dedication for the youth in the community. He also has been a Little League Manager for the Manatee County West Little League and is a member of the Knights of Columbus and is active in his parish Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Still active in the Republican Party, Mark recently served as Chairman of the Manatee County Republican Party.

Mark Flanagan is an embodiment of the American Dream - Family and Service.

Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee, Desoto, and Charlotte
Mark Flanagan for Congress PO Box 14087 Bradenton, FL 34280 (941) 518-5452