Mark Foley Success Story
Mark Foley was an active member of the United States House of Representatives for 10 long years. He represented the 16th District of Florida. He is a Republican Party supporter.
Mark Foley was born on 8th September, 1954 in Newton, Massachusetts. His mother Frances Foley was a teacher and his father Edward Joseph Foley, Jr. was a social activist. Mark completed his studies from Palm Beach Community College in the year 1975.
Mark Foley was the City Commissioner in Lake Worth, Florida in 1977. He served as the Vice Mayor for Lake Worth for a year. He was member of the Florida House of Representatives in the year 1990-1992 and of the Florida State Senate from 1993-1994.
Foley ran for the U.S. House elections against the Democratic Party representative, John Comerford in 1994. Foley bagged 58% of the votes and was elected to the house. He was re-elected in the 1996 elections with a win-margin of 64% votes. In 1998, he came unopposed to power. He ran for the House elections in 2000 against Jean Elliot and John McGuire and was re-elected with 60% votes. He went on to win the 2002 and the 2004 elections and returned to the house. Mark Foley played a key role in supporting George W. Bush in the Florida re-counting vote controversy during the 2009 Presidential elections.
As a member of the US House of Representatives, Foley opposed child pornography and child abuse. He was the chairman of House of Caucus of Missing and Exploited Children. Foley was instrumental in introducing the law; Child Modeling Exploitation Prevention Act 2002. His efforts for improvement of laws against child sexual offenders was widely acclaimed and supported by National Centre of Missing and Exploited Children.
Mark Foley lives in Palm Beach, Florida. He was in a relationship with a dermatologist named Layne Nisenbaum, who died in 2012.