Assemblyman Mark Johns is a lifelong resident of Webster, NY and the son of a disabled World War II veteran. His parents met at the historic Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC. Mark was first elected to represent the 135th District of the New York State Assembly in 2010 and was re-elected in 2012. His district includes the communities of Webster, Penfield, Fairport/Perinton and East Rochester in Monroe County. As an assemblyman, Mark has supported budgets which cut billions of dollars in wasteful spending, voted for the lowest middle-class tax rate in nearly 60 years and restored cuts to the EPIC program. He also supported the property tax cap, secured more than $160 million in economic development funding and removed the sales tax on clothing and shoe purchases under $110. Prior to his service in the Assembly, Johns worked for the Monroe County Department of Public Health for more than 30 years. He is also a former member of the Webster Town Board (2008-2010) and Webster Conservation Board. During his service as a councilman, Mark served as the liaison to the Webster Public Library and North East Fire Council and voted for stable budgets that never produced a tax increase. Committed to his community, Johns serves as the Government Liaison to the Fairport-Perinton Chemical Advisory Prevention Committee and is a member and volunteer for the Eastside and Bay View YMCA branches in Penfield. Mark also hosts a Summer Reading Program, volunteers for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign and collects items for troops serving overseas. Johns is also active with the Boy Scouts of America and serves as a contributing member of the Seneca Waterways Skills for Living and Values for Life committees. He also hosts annual blood drives, boating safety courses and public meetings for local seniors throughout the 135th Assembly District. Mark achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 14 and attended both Catholic and public high schools. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from St. John Fisher College.