Mark Schauer

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Mark Schauer

Mark H. Schauer (* October 2, 1961 in Howell, Michigan) is an American politician. Between 2009 and 2011 he represented the state of Michigan in the US House of Representatives.


Mark Schauer attended Howell High School until 1980 and then Albion College until 1984. He then studied at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo until 1986. He finished his education in 1996 at Michigan State University. Even before that, he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1984 and 1987, Schauer was employed by the Calhoun County Planning Board. From 1994 to 1997, he was a member of the Battle Creek City Council. Between 1997 and 2003 he sat as a representative in the Michigan House of Representatives; then he belonged to the State Senate from 2003 to 2008, where he became caucus leader of the Democrats.

In the 2008 congressional election, Schauer was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., in Michigan’s Seventh District, succeeding Tim Walberg on January 3, 2009. Because he lost to Walberg, a Republican, in the subsequent 2010 election, he was only able to serve one term in Congress until January 3, 2011. Mark Schauer has served on the Agriculture Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as well as several subcommittees. He is married and lives privately in Battle Creek.

Web links

  • Mark Schauer in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)