GOPAC Emerging Leader
Congressman Mark Green took the oath of office to represent the 7th district of Tennessee on January 3, 2019. It is the exact oath he first took as a cadet, on the historic Plain at West Point more than thirty years earlier. A successful business leader, decorated combat veteran, and ER physician, Green served in Tennessee State Senate before his election to Congress.
Throughout his life, first in the Army and then as a Tennessee State Senator, Mark’s love for our country’s founding principles has inspired his service. His life experiences make him ideally suited to serve Tennesseans of the 7th district. Congressman Green’s experience building a successful healthcare company equips him to to take on wasteful spending and over regulation. His 24 years of service, between the Academy, active duty Army and Army Reserves — including two trips to Iraq and one to Afghanistan — have impressed upon him the need for strong American leadership internationally, a globally responsive military and a well-cared for military family.
As a physician, Green recognizes life begins at conception and firmly advocates for the unborn. He brings the unique perspective of doctor, healthcare administrator and cancer survivor to the issues surrounding healthcare in America. His legislative experience in Tennessee readies him to fight for all our rights and liberties, including religious liberty and the right to bear arms.
The son of a hardworking father and loving mother, Green grew up on a dirt road in Mississippi. Mark came to Tennessee in his last assignment in the Army as the flight surgeon for the premier special operations aviation regiment. As a Night Stalker, Dr. Green deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan in the War on Terror. His most memorable mission was the capture of Saddam Hussein. During the mission, he interrogated Hussein for six hours. The encounter is detailed in a book Green authored, A Night With Saddam. Congressman Green was awarded the Bronze Star, the Air Medal with V Device for Valor, among many others.
After his service in the Army, Green founded an emergency department staffing company that grew to over $200 million in annual revenue. The company provided staffing to 52 hospitals across 11 states. He also founded two free medical clinics that provide healthcare to under-served populations in Memphis and Clarksville as well as numerous medical mission trips throughout the world.
Green was elected to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012, where he distinguished himself as a conservative leader that fought for freedom and smaller government for all Tennesseans. His many legislative accomplishments include the repeal of the Hall Income Tax, only the second time in U.S. history a state repealed an income tax, and the passage of the Tennessee Teacher Bill of Rights. He won the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ Guardian of Small Business award, Latinos for Tennessee’s Legislator of the Year among many other numerous awards.