Virginia State Senator Richard Black and Delegate Mark Berg will be giving talks and networking with students at Christendom College this Wednesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. Organized by the Christendom College Republicans, a student-run organization, the talks will give insight into how both men found success in their respective careers in politics, and how students can get involved and help in the political arena today. The talks will be held in Reginia Coeli Hall, and all are welcome to attend.
Richard Black is a nearly twenty-year veteran in politics, serving the state of Virginia since 1997. A U.S. Marines pilot during the Vietnam War, Black earned the prestigious Purple Heart for his exceptional service, and continued his military service with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps following the war. Before beginning a career in politics, Black earned his J.D. from the University of Florida, and headed the Army’s Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon until his retirement from the military in 1994. Black, a native of Maryland, was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1997, serving for four consecutive terms, before joining the Virginia State Senate in 2011.
Mark Berg was born in New York, earning his M.D. from Upstate Medical University, and practiced as an Emergency Department Physician for thirteen years, and as a primary physician for 10 years as well. Since his retirement from the medical field in 2008, Berg has been actively involved in politics in Virginia, serving as the Chairman of the Issues Committee of the Frederick County Republican Committee, and as the 10th District Representative to the Virginia State Central Committee in 2012. He was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2013, and is up for re-election this coming November.
Christendom College has been educating students in political science for many years, through regular courses and the Poltics Practica Program, to help prepare them to be Catholic leaders in the public forum.