Mark Skinner - Candidate For Texas Senate District 10

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Mark Skinner - Candidate For Texas Senate District 10
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Native Texan Mark Skinner, a 27-year resident of Colleyville, Texas, is married to Valerie Skinner. Together, they have four grown children and enjoy an active and involved life in their community. Mark has served in a number of leadership roles, including the Colleyville City Council as an elected official from 2003-2005. He has served on the board of his local homeowner’s association for four years, and has been the president for the last three. A 30-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Mark has extensive experience in creating value through economic enterprise. He owns and operates Skinner Commercial Realty & Associates, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate company. In addition, he is a founding partner in 3R Realty Ventures, LLC, a ranch and recreational property real estate brokerage firm and is Executive Vice President with Property Advisers Realty, Inc. in Las Colinas. He is currently teaching an adult Bible study class at First Baptist Church in Euless, where he has been a member for many years. As a natural leader, Mark has been searching for the appropriate opportunity to serve in government at the state level. Carefully studying the issues that affect Tarrant County and Texas as a whole, Mark has spent the past four years educating himself on the challenges our state faces. As a core social and fiscal conservative, he found it very disconcerting that his district is represented in the Texas Senate by a progressive Democrat whose agenda is inconsistent with the values he shares with the people of Texas. Mark knows Texas has offered prospective residents and businesses an environment conducive to prosperity and success, and feels that strong leaders with core conservative approaches to government are paramount to the continued growth of the Texas economy. Mark Skinner brings to the 2014 Republican State Senate race a combination of extensive business experience and the ability to quickly comprehend complex issues. His ability to relate to people of all social and economic levels will bring a new and exciting energy to the Tarrant County leadership in Austin. Background & Experience Highlights
  • Responsible for business development, strategic direction, daily operations (personnel, legal compliance, budgets, banking, IT issues) and income production
  • Continually developing new ideas and strategies for productivity improvements
  • Solicits funding for partnerships and new business/construction developments
  • Designs and implements multi-faceted marketing plans for properties
  • Implements strategic planning for sustainable revenue streams for the company
  • Highly experienced in planning, zoning, codes, utilities, and municipal policies and proceduresResponsible for hiring, training, and management of a growing commercial real estate business
  • Worked extensively in technology evaluation and cost vs. benefit analysis
  • Implemented profit-motivated strategies and programs for increased income production
  • Developed operating, leasing, and management budgets for a $200,000,000 real estate portfolio
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+1 (817) 380 4738
Mark Skinner For Texas Senate District 10
P.O. Box 155303
Fort Worth, TX 76155
Phone: 817-380-4738
Survey Responses
Survey Title Survey Responses
Survey - Texas State Races
AGREE - A) Use DPS or Texas State Guard to assist in protecting the border and providing resources to Sheriffs along the border.
AGREE - B) Support state legislative efforts or local ballot initiatives to repeal all sanctuary/safety zones in the State of Texas.
AGREE - C) Companies should be at risk of losing business licenses for failing to properly identify lawful employees using E-Verify or similar resource.
AGREE - D) Need to implement the re-introduction of the teaching of the trades in our public schools.
AGREE - E) Require use of E-Verify or similar resource as a condition for a contract with a state or local governmental entity.
AGREE - F) Use 10th Amendment powers to limit the use of executive orders by the President to fully align with the U.S. Constitution.