CANDIDATE FOR THE VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES 96TH DISTRICT
MARK DOWNEY, M.D.
Pediatrician, Father, Coach, Leader
As I enter my 18th year in practice as a pediatrician, I’m thankful to be a part of the lives of so many children and families in the greater Williamsburg area and surrounding counties.
I currently work as a pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, a practice of Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy swimming and rowing as well as volunteering my time for my neighborhood Queens Lake swim team, the Bruton High School swim team, and the Williamsburg Boat Club rowing team.
I’ve been a resident of the 96th District for the majority of my life, beginning when I moved here with my parents at the age of two, after my father retired from the US Air Force. I grew up in the Queens Lake neighborhood in upper York County attending Waller Mill and Magruder Elementary School, Queens Lake Middle School and Bruton High School. I graduated from Bruton High School in 1984 and focused on academics (Valedictorian) and civics (Senior Class President.)
I graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Chemical Engineering, but after working for four years as a chemical engineer, I decided to pursue a different path. I went to medical school at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Again, I balanced my interest in serving my patients, achieving excellence in academics (Valedictorian) and leadership (Class President.) After my residency and starting my career as a physician, I returned to Williamsburg in 2001 to join Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg.
I’m honored to be the father of four fantastic children: Mae (20), Mallory (19), Zelly (16) and Joe (11), with my wife, Kristin, who I’ve been blessed to be married to for the past 21 years. Since moving back to Queens Lake I have strived to make our neighborhood as wonderful of a place for the next generation of children as it was when I grew up here. I want to do the same for our community.
As I look to the future I hope to take my passion as a pediatrician, father, and neighborhood volunteer to serve the wonderful people of the 96th District as their Delegate for the Commonwealth of Virginia.