Mark has lived in the Poconos for 25+ years now, is retired from Nursing as well as a Healthcare Clinical Systems Analyst and has been active with the Democratic party since the 2008 Presidential election. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee in November 2014 and was re-elected to that position on 2018 Primary Election ballot. .
Jim Burke is currently running for Stroudsburg School Board. Jim has lived in Stroudsburg since 2003. He has taught public school students in nearly every grade level. Jim has taught in Bangor Area School District for the last decade and currently serves as the gifted case manager for the Bangor elementary schools. Prior to becoming a teacher, Jim worked in non-profit management and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration. Jim and his wife, Jessica DePete, have two daughters, Delaney and Lila, in the Stroudsburg schools. Jim envisions a dynamic public education system for all students that provides opportunities to gain the necessary skills to be successful and productive citizens.