State Representative Mark Tweedie is currently serving his second term in the Connecticut General Assembly representing the 13th District which includes the towns of Manchester and Glastonbury.
Born and raised in Manchester, Mark is a proud Connecticut resident, small business owner, and U.S. Navy veteran. He and his wife Melissa have two children, Samantha and Brian.
Mark is a Master Dental Technician and owner of Tweedie Dental Arts, LLC in Manchester. For over 30 years, Tweedie Dental Arts has been creating custom made dental prosthetics, such as crowns and bridges, for dentists throughout Connecticut.
Mark graduated from Manchester High School in 1974. In 1975, he joined the U.S. Navy and served until 1981.
He attended the Naval School of Dental Assisting and Technology and credits his Navy service for his technical training and for teaching him discipline and a strong work ethic. Mark also received his Master of Dental Technology certification from New York University College of Dentistry in 1995.
Mark is past president of the Connecticut Dental Laboratory Association and is a member of the American Society of Master Dental Technicians.
Mark has always enjoyed being involved in his community and has participated in various organizations in town throughout the years. Prior to his election to the Connecticut General Assembly, he served on the Board of Directors for the Town of Manchester, and served on the Board of Directors for the Manchester Police Activities League.
In his three terms on the Manchester Town Council, Mark is most proud of the founding of a new building for the Youth Service Bureau. He advocated for new facilities to support the Youth Service Bureau’s no-cost programs and services to Manchester youth.
Mark was one of 11 members of SMARTR, the School Modernization and Reinvestment Team Revisited, in Manchester. The organization’s goals include providing sustainable educational facilities, structures, and curriculum for the future generations of the area’s school children.
Because education and family are important values for Mark, he is also an active supporter of the St. James School community and a past president of the Home School Association.
Baseball is a real passion for Mark. He served as an Executive Board member for the Manchester Little League, and volunteered as a coach, umpire and sponsor for over 25 years. He also volunteered as a coach for basketball leagues through the Manchester Parks and Recreation department and AAU for over 10 years.