Representative Mark D. Smith View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 79 (2001) - 88 (2019)
Home County: Marshall
Mark D. Smith
Marshall County


Serving fourth term in House.


Licensed Independent Social Worker (IA), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (IA), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (MN). Serves as director of special projects at the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of Central Iowa in Marshalltown.


Graduated from Winterset High School. Received B.A. from Graceland College and M.S.W. from the University of Iowa.

Memberships and Activities

Mental health technician for American Red Cross, served at the World Trade Center following 9/11/01. Elder of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Past treasurer of Friends of the Marshalltown Public Library. Past president of Marshalltown Morning Optimists Club. Mental health advisor of Marshalltown Cancer Support Group. Adjunct instructor at University of Iowa School of Social Work. Member of board of directors of the National Association of Social Workers. Chair of House Human Resources Committee. Member of National Conference of State Legislatures Committee on Health and Subcommittee on Substance Abuse.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1952 in Osceola. Resides in Marshalltown.

Family Members

Wife Karen Lischer and one daughter.