Born in the remote mountains of rural Montana, Mark Arness learned early on the value of commitment, teamwork, and perseverance, while attending school in a one-room schoolhouse and living in a log cabin. After moving East, he graduated Cum Laude from the University of Virginia and went on to attend Federal Medical school in Bethesda, Maryland, graduating in 1990 with an M.D. Mark’s medical work in the service was recognized by the Surgeons General of the Army and Air Force, and his original work on the dangers of smallpox vaccines led to sweeping changes in DoD policy on vaccinations. Mark went on to a career in aviation medicine and became a licensed pilot as well, logging over 1500 military and civilian flight hours, including over 150 hours flown in 25 combat missions under enemy fire in the skies over war-torn Bosnia, Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. Mark is a decorated combat veteran, awarded the USAF Air Medal for gallantry in the war on terror in 2008. Dr. Arness operated a private practice in Calvert and St Mary’s Counties for two years, and is a Fellow in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He practices as a private consultant in Southern Maryland. Dr Arness is a published author; his scientific papers have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the American Journal of Epidemiology, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Aviation, Space & Environmental Medicine, among others.
Mark is father of two daughters with his wife, Mila, of 17 years. He has lived in Calvert County, Maryland for ten years, and has practiced in Calvert, St Mary’s, Charles, Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties. Dr Arness keenly feels the real impact of the President’s ‘Affordable’ Care Act in our local community. Like you, Dr Arness believes this country is on a perilous course, and feels a moral obligation to serve as your voice on Capitol Hill. Dr. Arness is running against Steny Hoyer for the 5th District Congressional seat.
Mark Kenneth Arness “I feel compelled to offer my services to make your voices heard on Capitol Hill. I want to play an active role in making our community, state and country a safer, better place to raise our children, run a business, and forge a future filled with unlimited promise.
“Our current Administration has failed us badly. I am profoundly concerned that it is perilous for this Nation to continue on our present course; I believe the “change” proposed by the Obama administration means nothing less than the systematic erosion of our Constitution, our civil rights and liberties, and our American way of life. The Democrats plan to socialize the United States; we cannot sit idly by and allow this. It’s time to give America a chance at real progress; with your support in the coming election I mean to do just that! If you believe, as I do, that it’s not yet too late to get our Nation back on track, I invite you to share my vision. I urge you to connect with me and help make it happen!”
“Together, we can make a real difference for our families, our communities, and our country. I will work hard to undo the damage done over the past six years and restore your hard-earned benefits. I will vote in favor of lower taxes, government accountability on healthcare and defense programs, and personal responsibility, rather than more controls and ineffective, burdensome legislation. Help me to make America a great Nation again; “We can fix it!”
“Today I pledged to co-sponsor and vote for US Congressional Term Limits. We need to get the fossils off the Hill before they pass registration laws and seize our firearms! Together we can restore the Republic, our Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All!”
Mark Kenneth Arness: Maryland 5th District
Congressional Representative Candidate
Theodore Roosevelt: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
Margit Miller / Staff Writer