Member Biography

Bruce S. Marks 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1993       2 Republican
1994       2 Republican

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


03/14/1957 -

Bruce S. Marks (R2) Philadelphia County 1993-1994

Early Life:  

Bruce S. Marks, born March 14, 1957, Clarksburg, Harrison County; West Virginia; cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, economics, Russian, B.A., B.S., J.D.; studied Russian, Pushkin Institute, Moscow, Russia, 1980; University of Cambridge, L.L.M., 1984; attorney, Morgan Lewis and Bockius, Business, Finance and Government Regulations, 1984-1985; counsel, United States Senator Arlen Specter, 1985-1987; attorney, Morgan Lewis and Bockius, Business, Finance and Government Regulations, 1987-88; counsel, United States Senator Arlen Specter, 1988-1989; partner, Spector Gadon and Rosen, P.C., litigation department, 1990-1998; founding member, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev, and Marks, L.L.C., 1998-2001; founded, Marks and Sokolov, L.L.C., 2001.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, Philadelphia County, 1993-1994; appeared, to lose a 1993 special election, 2nd senatorial district, Pennsylvania State Senate, however, on February 17, 1994, federal judge Clarence Charles Newcomer declared him the winner, stating that the campaign of Philadelphia Democratic Party had engaged in election fraud by soliciting votes door-to-door in Philadelphian minority neighborhoods, seated, on April 28, 1994. ruling gave Republicans control of the Pennsylvania Senate, as the 1992 elections had resulted in a tie, with Democratic lieutenant governor Mark Singel breaking ties. The first time such an event had occurred at the order of a federal judge. Defeated for re-election, Christine Tartaglione, who has served in the seat since.


Cox, Harold (2004). "Pennsylvania Senate – 1993–1994" (PDF). Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.