Mark Strahl was born and raised in Chilliwack, BC. He has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 13 years, and they have one son.
Mark has been serving the public for most of his working life. Starting as an intern in Ottawa with Opposition Leader Preston Manning, Mark also worked in the offices of former MP Grant McNally (Dewdney—Alouette, BC) and MP Randy Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission).
On May 2, 2011, Mark was elected to the House of Commons as MP for Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon. He is a permanent member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence.
On December 12, 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Mark as the Chair of the BC/Yukon Conservative Caucus.