Mark Fox was elected in November of 2018 to represent the people of District 13. The neighborhoods and areas represented in District 13 include Auburndale, Fairdale, Commerce Crossings, Renaissance Business Park, Okolona, Yorktown, and Valley Station. Included also is the largest urban forest in America, the Jefferson Memorial Forest, now over 6,600 acres.
In 2020, he was elected to serve as Vice - Chair of the Democratic Caucus. He also serves as a member of the Metro Council's Public safety, Appropriations, and Parks and Sustainability Committees.
Mark was born and raised in south Louisville and attended Bishop David High School. Following graduation, he joined the former Jefferson County Police Department as a cadet.
For the next 34 years Mark served in a number of assignments and was promoted several times, retiring in 2015 with the rank of major. While the majority of his career was spent in south Louisville, Mark served as a detective, hostage negotiator, public information officer, and commanded the LMPD’s Dignitary Protection Team. In 1995 he was the recipient of the Medal of Honor, the department’s highest award.
As commander of the Seventh Division, Mark served some of the same citizens that he now represents on the Louisville Metro Council.
Mark is an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, the Fairdale Community Club, Fairdale Business Association, Knights of Columbus, Fairdale Lion’s Club, Scottsdale Neighborhood Association and is the current president of the Yorktown North Maintenance Association.