Mark Schauer is a lifelong fighter for Michigan workers, families, and businesses. Throughout his career in public service, Mark has fought for quality schools, healthy communities, better job training, and an economy that works for everyone.
Mark was born and raised in Howell, Michigan. His dad was a high school science teacher, and his mom a nurse.
After earning his degree from Albion College, Mark pursued a career in community service in Battle Creek. Mark ran the Community Action Agency of South Central Michigan, where he worked to deliver critical programs for seniors and children, like Meals on Wheels and Head Start.
Mark served on the Battle Creek City Commission from 1994-1996. He won his first race for the Michigan House of Representatives by defeating an incumbent in 1996, and was re-elected in 1998 and 2000. In 2002, Mark won a competitive open race for State Senate, and was re-elected in 2006.
Mark was elected to represent Michigan’s 7th district in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008, defeating incumbent Tim Walberg. In Congress, Mark was instrumental in rescuing the auto industry, saving jobs across our state.
Mark and his wife Christine live in Battle Creek, and have five grandchildren.