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 tragically passed as a result of an 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 has an MBA from Tulane University and a Masters in Computer Information Systems from 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.
Prior to being elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2011, 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.
In the House of Delegates, Mark served on the Science and Technology, Education, and Transportation Committees. He also served on multiple legislative commissions in the area of education.
Mark is very active in the Stafford community as a member of his church, a founding member of the Colonial Forge High School PTSA and as a prior 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, Mark has served on many community boards and commissions, including: Stafford Armed Services Memorial Commission, 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.