Mark (Mark) Smith (R-SH099)
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Capitol: 803.212.6719
FAX: 803.734.2925
District: 843.442.8371
South Carolina House of Representatives
Room 327-A Blatt Building 1105 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

District Office:
1125 Pinefield Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Elayne Forastiere   DOB: 6/18/1970
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSubcommittee on Medical and Health Affairs
MemberSubcommittee on Healthcare and Regulatory
MemberHouse Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
MemberHouse Committee on Legislative Oversight
Counties Representing
Berkeley / Charleston


Mark is a strong conservative and successful small businessman who was born and raised in the Lowcountry. He is past-president of the East Cooper Republican Club and has been a tireless proponent of reform and accountability.

Mark and his wife of 25 years, Elayne, are parents to three college-aged sons Parker, Avery, and Domenic. He is a former Mt. Pleasant Town Councilman and they live on Daniel Island.

​Mark is the Owner and President of McAlister-Smith Funeral Homes, Avinger Funeral Home, and Palmetto Cremation Society, which have six locations in Charleston, Berkeley and Orangeburg Counties and manages a staff of over 30 employees. He also serves as Chairman of the S.C. Advisory Council on Aging.

Mark additionally serves as chairman of the Roper St. Francis Mt. Pleasant Hospital Board of Directors and is a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston.

The Smiths attend St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church on Daniel Island.