In November 2018, Markus was elected to represent the people of District 17.
District 17 includes at least a portion of the following suburban cities: Anchorage, Broeck Pointe, Creekside, Fincastle, Hickory Hill, Langdon Place, Lyndon, Manor Creek, Meadow Vale, Rolling Hills, Ten Broeck, Westwood, and Worthington Hills. In addition, District 17 is home to many homeowner/neighborhood associations including: Bay Colony, Bluegrass Fields, Brooks of Hickory Hollow, Brownhurst Manor, Brownsboro Glen, Chamberlain Place, The Coves, Craigs Creek, Eagles Cove, Fairfield, Forest Springs, Forest Springs North, Graystone Manor, Hickory Hollow, Indian Springs, Nutwood, Old Brownsboro Gardens, Saddlebrook, Sawyer Place, Silver Creek, Springhurst, Wemberley Hill, Woodmont, and Wyndham Place.
In 2020, he was elected the Chair of the Democratic Caucus and President Pro Tem of the Metro Council. He sevres as a member of the Metro Council's Budget, Planning & Zoning and Economic Development & Labor Committees.
Born in Germany, Markus’s family immigrated to the United States when he was 5 in search of the American dream. Through the support of his parents, Markus was able to become the first member of his family to attend college - enrolling at Centre College in 1997. Upon graduation in 2001, Markus enrolled in business school at the University of Memphis where he graduated at the top of his M.B.A. class. He has spent his professional career as a leader known for empowering and developing his employees, creating innovative solutions to complex problems, and being a trusted business partner who is able to bring together multiple different viewpoints and stakeholders to solve problems. Markus currently serves as a project manager.
Markus is also deeply involved in the community. He has been involved with the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Youth Villages, Uspiritus, and Doors to Hope serving in a variety of different roles.
Markus and his wife Stacie, along with their three children Emma, Elizabeth, and Benjamin, are residents of Anchorage where Markus is an active member of the community. He serves on the Civic Club, Anchorage Children’s Theater Board, PTA Board, School Council and is a member of the Church of the Epiphany.