Mark Pukita is the primary speaker at Ohio Patriots Alliance Dayton Chapter meeting July 3, 2021.
Mark Pukita is an “America First”, Republican candidate for the US Senate in 2022 from Ohio.
Mark was born in Scranton, PA on November 6, 1958. Mark’s family moved frequently up and down the North East and mid-Atlantic coast. He graduated from high school in Lagrange, NY (Poughkeepsie), and attended The Ohio State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1981, with honors.
After working at large companies like IBM and EDS, Mark formed his own company, Fast Switch, Ltd., in 1996. The company grew to almost $100 million in annual revenue, and almost 800 associates, before Mark sold 90% of the business to his two key executive managers at the end of 2019. The company won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” designation, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing privately held companies in Central Ohio, 9-times between 2005 and 2016.
From the beginning, Mark is a supporter of Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda. Frustrated with the direction of the country and the horrific way President Trump was being treated, Mark decided he had to act and registered to primary Rob Portman, Ohio’s junior Senator, in May 2022.
Now that Portman has quit the race, and will leave the U.S. Senate at the end of 2022, Mark is the only candidate in the race who declared his candidacy while Portman was still the incumbent. Every other candidate got into the race, or will get in the race, only after incumbent Portman quit.
Mark is the proud father of two daughters, one grandson, and another grandson on the way (June 2021). He lives in Dublin, OH with his 7-year-old beagle, Izzy. He speaks understandable Italian and loves to cook.