Representative Mark MacKenzie (D)

Hillsborough - District 40

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Home Address

319 W Erie Street
Manchester, NH  03102-5058

Seat #: 4087

Additional Information

House Committee Information
Committee Name: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services
Position:  Member
Committee Phone:  603-271-3125
Committee Function:
It shall be the duty of the Committee on Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services to consider all matters relating to labor, wages, and workers' compensation including unemployment compensation and incentive programs, collective bargaining and binding arbitration; matters relating to job retraining and employee rehabilitative services and other matters relating to balancing the rights of employees to the needs of the industrial sector; and such other matters as may be referred to it.

Personal Biography
Mark MacKenzie grew up in Everett, MA, and moved to Manchester, NH in 1974 when he was appointed to the Manchester Fire Department and retired as a Captain. He joined the International Association of Firefighters and has been a card-carrying dues-paying member for 50 years. He served as Secretary-Treasurer in Manchester for 17 years and Secretary-Treasurer of the Professional Firefighters of NH and holds the title of Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus in both organizations.

In 1990 Mark was elected as the President of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO and became the longest-serving State President in the country with a career covering more than 25 years.

He is known as a strong, experienced progressive leader with a powerful voice and a long history of fighting for respect and dignity for all people. He has been recognized nationally for his numerous legislative and political achievements which include increasing the minimum wage, improving public sector pension benefits, implementing post-retirement medical benefits, expanding card check neutrality for public employees, guaranteeing COLA adjustments for public employees, securing best value contracting legislation, expanding safety standards training to public employees and reforming the workers compensation system, and achieving equal pay legislation.

He has been a leader in many legislative battles, including defeating anti-worker "right to work" legislation 18 times. Mark has been at the forefront of virtually all successful Democratic campaigns over the past several decades in New Hampshire. Mark was reelected in 2022 to the House and received the highest number of votes in the state. He served in the House from 2016-2018 and served on the Labor Committee.
Local Government Involvement
Member of the Manchester Highway Commission
Miscellaneous Information:
He was a Congressional candidate for the First District in 2018 and was the Democratic nominee for the Executive Council in 2020. He is currently assigned to the Labor committee. Mark is an honor graduate of The University of New Hampshire (Master's in public administration) and Franklin Pierce College (B.S.) and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society Mark also attended Harvard University (Trade Union Program) sponsored by the International Association of Firefighters and holds alumni status.

Mark lives in Manchester, NH, has two sons, and is the grandfather to four wonderful grandchildren. Priorities include increasing the minimum wage and unemployment benefits, eliminating the subminimum wage, expanding OSHA standards to public employees, expanding bargaining rights to all public employees, and increasing protections and rights for remote workers.