House District 83

Mark White

Mark White

Family and Personal:
Rep. White is married with one child and two grandsons. He is also a founder and partner of PANDA parts dba Wyrestorm.

He is a member of National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Collierville Rotary Club, National Federation of Independent Business, National Foundation for Transplants, Germantown Kiwanis Club, and the Memphis Small Business Chamber.

He is also a member of the following Chambers of Commerce: Memphis Regional, Germantown, Southaven, Tunica, and West Memphis.

Councils and Boards:
He is Chair of the House Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee. He serves as Chairman of the Board for Collierville Chamber of Commerce and NFIB Memphis Action Council. He is Appointed Chairman of NFIB Tennessee Leadership Council. He is also a Board Member of Launch TN and is on the Holocaust Commission. Finally, He is Director and Founder of the Global Children’s Educational Foundation.



Mark White (R) has been in the TN House since 2009. He has served as chairman of the very important full Education Committee since 2020 and as vice-chair before that. In that role he had the opportunity to make significant improvements in education for our Tennessee K-12 students, as well as in our colleges and universities. We have seen nothing but decline in achievement scores (28% in reading and math) and behavior patterns while mental health issues have gone up exponentially, along with money thrown at the system.

Chairman White earned a modest vote score of 67%, supporting all six of the bills TLRC opposed, and opposing two of the bills TLRC supported. Those he supported:

  • HB0204/SB0136 The Crown Act- protecting ethnic hairstyles in the work place
  • HB1201/SB1005  Changes in campaign finance giving advantage to incumbents; limiting freedom of speech
  • HB2309/SB2464  Allows professional licenses for illegal immigrants in Tennessee
  • HB2609/SB2890  Cincinnati Reds 80% tax-break for Chattanooga farm team
  • HB2886/SB2901  Provides $500M for Titans to build new stadium
  • HB8002/SB8002  Provides $678,218,300 of taxpayer money for Ford to build an electric vehicle plant in W. TN

The last three bills are corporate welfare which, in all forms, should be opposed. Our state government should not be giving economic advantages to any public or private for-profit entities. Let the free market pick winners and losers.

White also opposed two bills that TLRC championed:

  • HB0800/SB1216  Education: No material allowed promoting/normalizing non-traditional sex

  • HB2067/SB2189  Would reduce number of votes necessary to keep a minor party on ballot

On most education issues, White caves to the teacher’s unions and the education establishment, despite their abysmal results. Year after year of declining achievement scores and rising dissatisfaction of parents does not bring about the changes necessary. Perhaps it is not just education policy and curriculum that needs changing; perhaps we need a change in leadership.


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Related Bills

Excludes LEA's from ability to use obscenity exception

Vote Result: Pass House Only

OTC Ivermectin

Vote Result: Passed

Court decisions de novo

Vote Result: Passed

Auditable paper trail voting machines

Vote Result: Passed

No males in girls' sports

Vote Result: Passed

Recognition of natural immunity

Vote Result: Passed

No government vaccine mandates

Vote Result: Passed

Election integrity

Vote Result: Passed

Protection for vaccine exemptions

Vote Result: Passed

No restrictions on church activities in emergencies

Vote Result: Passed

Provides money for the Titans to build a new stadium

Vote Result: Passed

Requires high schools to teach the virtues of capitalism

Vote Result: Passed