Mark Sweeney (politician)

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Mark Sweeney
Member of the Montana Senate
from the 39th district
In office
January 4, 2021 – May 6, 2022
Preceded byGene Vuckovich
Personal details
Born
Mark Allen Sweeney

May 27, 1959
Butte, Montana, U.S.
Died (aged 62)
Philipsburg, Montana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Sue
Children2
EducationUniversity of Montana Western (BS)

Mark Allen Sweeney (May 27, 1959 – May 6, 2022) was an American politician and businessman who served as a member of the Montana Senate for the 39th district from January 4, 2021, until his death.

Early life and education

Sweeney was born in Butte, Montana on May 27, 1959.[1] He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in natural resource management from the University of Montana Western.[2][3]

Career

Sweeney served as a manager in the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks from 1980 to 2012. He has also worked as the broker and owner of Montana Blue Ribbon Real Estate. Since 2010, he has operated a natural resources management consulting firm. Sweeney was an unsuccessful candidate for the Montana Public Service Commission in 2012 and Montana House of Representatives in 2018. He was elected to the Montana Senate in November 2020 and assumed office on January 4, 2021.[4] At the time of Sweeney's death, he was running for the Democratic nomination in Montana's 2nd congressional district for the 2022 election.[5]

Personal life

Sweeney lived in Philipsburg, Montana. He died at his home on May 6, 2022, aged 62.[5]

References

  1. ^ Mark Allen Sweeney-obituary
  2. ^ STANDARD, THE MONTANA. "Sweeney to run for state Senate". Montana Standard. Retrieved 2021-08-27.
  3. ^ "Mark Sweeney's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2021-08-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Mark Sweeney". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2021-08-27.
  5. ^ a b Nerbovig, Ashley (May 7, 2022). "Montana congressional candidate State Sen. Mark Sweeney dies". KTVQ. Retrieved May 7, 2022.