Rep. Mark Baker, R-Brandon Credit: Mississippi House of Representatives.

Mark Baker has served in the Mississippi House of Representatives since 2004.

Baker received his Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from the University of Memphis in 1984 and his J.D. from the Mississippi College School of law in 1987.

His legislative awards include: the 2012 State Legislative Achievement Award from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, the 2012-2013 Champion for Children Award from Prevent Child Abuse Mississippi, Outstanding Legislator for 2013 by the Mississippi Association of Realtors, 2014 Legislator of the Year by the Mississippi Homebuilders Association and the 2015 Legislative Award from the Mississippi Municipal League.

Baker has been married for 29 years to the former Lady Collins, a high school English teacher. They have one son, Chase.

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