Marko is one of only two openly LGBTQ members of the Washington State Senate
Marko grew up in a middle class family, where he learned that if you work hard and play by the rules—in America—anything is possible. His dad is a carpenter, his mom was a school lunch lady–they taught Marko and his sister the importance of hard work to get ahead.
Marko was the first person in his family to graduate from college and he helped start a small family business. When the housing market collapsed, their business was forced to close its doors. That is why he is so committed to making sure other small businesses have the resources and support to succeed.
As a city councilmember and state lawmaker, Marko has been a consistent, determined voice for middle class families just like the one he grew up in.
Marko is proud to represent a new generation of Democrats, and a new generation of political leaders—socially progressive, supportive of small business, and unafraid to stand up to special interests.