About Mark Busch
Mark Busch has been a resident of Central Florida for 32 years. He lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Ellie, in Casselberry, FL.
Mark is a graduate of Bishop Moore High School in Orlando. He played collegiate basketball at Flagler College in St. Augustine. He is a graduate of Valencia College and the University of Central Florida with a degree in Biology. Mark is a small business owner who has focused on services to the transportation industry that help private and municipal fleets meet their environmental requirements. The business was recently recognized by Metro Plan for its clean air initiatives. Part of his business was acquired in 2013 by Seaboard Nuemann Distribution, one of the largest oil and lubricant distributors in Florida. Through that acquisition Mark continues to develop a segment of business for them. Before business ownership, Mark worked in operations and national fuel sales for the largest independent aviation fuel supplier in the country. During this time he also consulted for a start-up company that patented new bio-fuel and emission-dispensing technologies to meet standards required by the Clean Air Act. He traveled frequently to Washington, D.C., to work with industry stakeholders to define new rules and regulations for these emerging technologies.
Mark is a former elected official, having served as Vice Chairman of the Orange County Soil and Water District from 2004-2006. In his time in office he helped Central Florida communities source funds to assist with the clean-up and preservation of fresh water canals, rivers and lakes after the 2004 hurricane season. He is looking forward to using his experience with Central Florida fresh-water ecosystems to address the growing need for drinkable water and the ongoing protection of its natural treasures, like the Wekiva River Basin.
Growing up in Pine Hills, Mark was exposed to a very diverse community on the West side of Orlando, in a family of seven. His Mother and Father have always been active in their community, spending countless hours over the last 25 years working with homeowners, local elected officials and county government to improve their community. They still publish a local news outlet, The Pine Hills Press, which focuses on community news, events and small business. Recently, they were recognized as “Pine Hills Pillars” by the Orange County Neighborhood Improvement District for their dedication and work. Growing up in this environment is where Mark’s interest in how communities interact with government was born. He came to recognize the importance of government but also experienced the problems caused by its failures and excesses. He grew to appreciate the importance of neighborhoods and communities working together to solve problems.
Mark also helps his wife, Elizabeth, at her private, manual, physical therapy clinic in Casselberry that specializes in helping people with unresolved chronic pain. Through this work he and his wife have become advocates for personal health and wellness and how it can profoundly change lives. Elizabeth’s Mother and Father are first-generation Americans, coming from Peru and Puerto Rico. They became citizens through our immigration system and are a perfect model for how the immigration process should work. They came here legally, learned English, became citizens, worked hard and created more opportunity for their children.
Mark’s strong belief in personal freedom and responsibility have been instrumental in his decision to run for office. He recognizes the frustration of the majority of Americans that are fed up with the empty promises by both major political parties. He believes that we need to elect principled representatives who understand the founder’s view of natural rights, the proper role of government and common sense to get back in touch with the principles that made America exceptional and the freest country in human history.