Mark Mullet was born and raised in Tukwila, graduating from Foster High School in 1990. Mark currently owns the Zeeks Pizza Restaurant and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream store in Issaquah, and has been the State Senator representing the 5th Legislative District for the past four years. Mark has four daughters between the ages of six and thirteen. All four girls are enrolled in the Issaquah Public School system.
Mark graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University in 1994. After college Mark spent more than a dozen years in international finance, with eight years working for UBS in London, and five years working for Bank of America in New York City. While at Bank of America Mark was promoted to the position of Managing Director in recognition for his role as the Global Head of the Foreign Currency Options trading team.
After having two of his daughters while working in New York, Mark made the decision to move back home so he could raise his girls in the same beautiful natural surroundings he enjoyed growing up. Mark earned a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the Evans School at the University of Washington in 2008. Mark was elected to the Issaquah City Council in 2009, and served in that role until he was elected to the State Senate in the fall of 2012.
When not in session in Olympia you can find Mark at his Zeeks Pizza Restaurant or Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream store. Mark is proud that Zeeks has been voted by the Issaquah Press the best pizza restaurant in Issaquah, and Ben and Jerry’s the best dessert venue in Issaquah.
Mark is both a Husky and Seahawk season ticket holder, and has attended all three Seahawk Superbowls. His dream is to attend both the Rose Bowl and Superbowl in the same year and witness Husky and Seahawk victories. For exercise Mark enjoys hiking and playing tennis. Mark was the Washington State high school tennis champion in 1989 and 1990 and still plays tennis every week.