Mark Luft is an Army veteran who has dedicated his life to serving his community, state, and country. A lifelong resident of Pekin, Mark has worked throughout his career to improve the economic well-being of families and businesses in Illinois. 

From his years running the Pekin Youth League to his efforts on Pekin’s City Council to his tenure as Mayor, Mark has worked tirelessly to fight for a better future for his neighbors across his community.

On November 3, 2020, Mark was elected to serve as State Representative for the 91st District, which includes portions of Tazewell, Fulton, and Peoria Counties. 

For too long, our parties have failed to work together, and any hope of economic progress has been stalled. Like the people of the 91st District, Mark understands that to get anything done, we need increased communication between Democrats and Republicans and the local, state, and federal levels.  

As Mayor, Mark has a proven record of leadership and the know-how to get both parties communicating to move our state forward. Mark’s mission is clear: to achieve fiscal responsibility, promote positive ethical reforms to clean up our state and improve the quality of life for Illinoisans. 

Springfield politicians spend more time arguing or making backroom deals, rather than listening and increasing transparency. As a representative, Mark will always work with anyone willing to put politics aside for the betterment of our state. 

Mark continues to serve proudly as Mayor of Pekin. He and his wife Lelonie have five children.