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Mark Souder

Mark SouderAKA Mark Edward Souder

Born: 18-Jul-1950
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, IN

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Indiana, 1995-2010

Elected on a platform emphasizing family values and abstinence education, he resigned in 2010 after information surfaced that he engaged in an affair with a young staffer -- allegedly one Tracy Meadows Jackson. Both the staffer and Souder are married, and it is against House ethics rules to be romantically involved with aides. Ironically, in November 2009 Jackson interviewed Souder on the subject of abstinence, with the video posted on the Congressman's official website. In a statement issued upon his resignation: "I sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part time member of my staff... I am so shamed to have hurt those I love." Succeeded in Congress by Marlin Stutzman.

[1] Church of the United Brethren in Christ.

Wife: Diane Zimmer (m. 1974, one daughter, two sons)
Daughter: Brooke
Son: Nathan
Son: Zachary
Mistress: Tracy Jackson (aide)

    High School: Leo High School, Leo, IN (1968)
BS Business Administration, Indiana University, Fort Wayne (1972)
    University: MBA, University of Notre Dame (1974)

    US Congressman, Indiana 3rd (2003 to 21-May-2010, resigned)
    US Congressman, Indiana 4th (3-Jan-1995 to 2003)
    Leadership Institute Bi-Partisan Congressional Advisory Board
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Washington Legal Foundation National Board of Advisors
    Young Americans for Freedom

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