Mark Stoops (AG-GAG)
Elected to the State Senate in 2012, State Senator Mark Stoops brings extensive local legislative and fiscal experience to the office, having served as President of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners and as past President of the Monroe County Council. Stoops is a graphic design and marketing consultant. An advocate for sustainable community development, he also restores historic buildings in the Bloomington area.
A thoughtful and collaborative leader, Stoops seeks advice from experts, colleagues, and constituents with a variety of viewpoints to make informed decisions. He understands the nexus between education and economic development and supports a strong system of public education and higher education to train Indiana’s future workforce. Stoops is also an advocate of environmental sustainability and green job development, human rights protections and health care accessibility.
In the State Senate, he has been appointed to serve as the Ranking Democrat on the Senate Environmental Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, Financial Institutions, Health and Provider Services, Insurance, and Local Government Committees.
Stoops is proud of his many accomplishments for his District as an elected official in Monroe County, including the creation of a county employee health clinic, the purchase of the Monroe County Government Center at North Showers, the creation of a grant administrator position, a major expansion of the Monroe County Alternative Transportation Network, and the creation of a Women's Commission.