Mark Keam

Former Delegate | Vienna, VA

Mark Keam served as a Virginia State Delegate from 2009 to 2022. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine and received a law degree from the U.C. Hasting College of Law. He began his career in public service as an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission and later served as a policy counsel at the Small Business Administration, where he worked to create a level playing field for women-owned businesses and minority enterprises.

After the Clinton Administration, Rep. Keam moved to Capitol Hill to serve as Chief Counsel to Democratic Senator Dick Durbin on the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2001 to 2007, when he left to become a senior advisor for strategic affairs at Verizon, where he helps the company develop ideas that promote the use of technology to solve societal problems.

From 2009 to 2022, Rep. Keam has served his constituents in Virginia’s 38th District. In the assembly, Rep. Keam served in leadership roles as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee and as Chair of the Higher Education Subcommittee. Rep. Keam was the first Korean-American elected to any statewide office in Virginia and served as the chair of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus of the General Assembly.