Representative Mark Smith View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 79 (2001)
80 (2003)
81 (2005)
82 (2007)
83 (2009)
84 (2011)
85 (2013)
86 (2015)
87 (2017) - 88 (2019)
Home County: Marshall
Mark Smith
Marshall County


Serving tenth term in House.


Licensed independent social worker (Iowa). Serves as a consultant 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 the American Red Cross and served at the World Trade Center following 9/11/01. Elder, Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Past treasurer, Friends of the Marshalltown Public Library. Past president, Marshalltown Morning Optimists Club. Past advisor, Marshalltown Cancer Support Group. Past adjunct instructor, University of Iowa School of Social Work. Past board member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1952 in Osceola. Resides in Marshalltown.

Family Members

Wife, Karen Lischer; one daughter and two grown foster sons.