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Ron Mark

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Leader  Winston Peters
Succeeded by  John Booth
Spouse  Gail Mark
Preceded by  Tracey Martin
Nationality  New Zealand
Education  Tararua College
Leader  Winston Peters
Name  Ron Mark
Service/branch  New Zealand Army
Preceded by  Gary McPhee
Role  New Zealand Politician

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Born  29 January 1954 (age 61) Carterton, New Zealand (1954-01-29)
Political party  New Zealand Labour Party, New Zealand First
Similar People  Winston Peters, Tracey Martin, Gerry Brownlee, Ria Bond

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Ron Stanley Mark (born 1954) is a New Zealand politician, and is the former mayor of Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand.


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Early years

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Born in Carterton in 1954, Mark was educated at Tararua College. Before entering politics, he served in the New Zealand Army and in both the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces and the Sultan of Oman's Special Forces.

Member of Parliament

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In the 1993 election he was the Labour candidate for the Selwyn electorate. He was later involved in the discussions about the formation of the New Zealand Democratic Coalition. When these failed, he joined New Zealand First.

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He is a member of the New Zealand First party. He has been a list MP from the 1996 election until his party's failure to retain any seats in the 2008 election. During the (1996–98) coalition between New Zealand First and the National Party, he was the government's Senior Whip.


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The New Zealand television channel TV3 was banned for three days from filming in Parliament in August 2006 for showing Mark repeatedly giving the finger to another MP.

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In 2009, Mark told media that while he still had a subscription with New Zealand First, he was "not active", and that wouldn't rule out standing for Parliament with another party.

Mayor of Carterton

In 2010 he was elected Mayor of Carterton in the Wairarapa. He succeeded outspoken mayor Gary McPhee who retired after two-terms. In the 2013 local elections, Mark was returned as mayor unopposed.

Return to parliament

In August 2014 it was announced that Mark would return as a New Zealand First MP; he resigned as Mayor and was replaced by John Booth.

On 3 July 2015, he replaced Tracey Martin as deputy leader of NZ First.

Personal life

Formerly married to Gail Mark, née Berry, he has five children and eleven grandchildren.


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