Massachusetts State Representative Mark J. Cusack serves as House Chair of the Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy. In that role, Mark was pivotal in the re-drafting of Massachusetts’ adult use marijuana legislation, Chapter 55 of the Acts of 2017, An Act to Ensure Safe Access to Marijuana, serving as lead expert in the House of Representatives in the creation of a safely regulated cannabis industry.
Mark represents the 5th Norfolk House District, consisting of the Town of Braintree, Precinct 1 in the Town of Holbrook and Precinct 4 in the Town of Randolph. Mark is currently serving in his 4th term in the House of Representatives. He is a lifelong resident of Braintree, Massachusetts.
Prior to joining the House of Representatives, Mark served as Assistant to the Mayor of Braintree. He played a pivotal role in the implementation of Braintree’s new government as it changed from a selectmen-town meeting form to a mayor-town council form. In 2010, Mark ran for representative of the 5th Norfolk House District and was elected to the House of Representatives. Since being sworn in, Mark has served on numerous committees including Elder Affairs, Municipalities and Regional Governmental, Health Care Financing, and Transportation. In previous sessions, Mark has served in leadership roles as Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy and as Chair of the House Committee on Technology and Intergovernmental Affairs. Mark also served as a commissioner on the Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports Commission.
Mark graduated from Braintree High School in 2003 and went on to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he graduated from the Commonwealth College Honors Program in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.