Mark Green was elected as the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional
district in 2018. He is a Republican and a physician.
Mark graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1986 where he earned a
B.S. in Quantitative Business Management. From 1987 through 1990, Green served as an
infantry officer in the U.S. Army. He then attended Wright State University, graduating with
an MD degree. As a special operations flight surgeon, Green served a tour of duty in the
Afghanistan War and two tours in the Iraq War.
Previously Green served in the Tennessee Senate. His campaign biography cites two
accomplishments: the repeal of the Hall Income Tax, only the second time in U.S. history a
state repealed an income tax, and the passage of the Tennessee Teacher Bill of Rights. He
believes that the Trump tax cuts for the wealthy have been successful, despite a resulting
deficit of $1 trillion. To lower the cost of healthcare, he believes “we must put free market
principles back into health care.” He holds that "there is some concern that the rise in
autism is the result of the preservatives that are in our vaccines," a claim debunked by
scientific studies. He is a “creationist,” rejecting the scientific consensus on evolution. He is
also a climate change skeptic.
Green and his wife, Camie, live near Ashland City. He has two grown children. He wrote a
book “A Night with Saddam,” describing his experiences during the capture of Saddam