Markwayne and his wife Christie have five children: Jim, Andrew, Larra, Lynette and Ivy. They raise their children on the same family farm where Markwayne grew up in Westville, Oklahoma.
Markwayne graduated from Stilwell High School and went to Missouri Valley College on a wrestling scholarship. When his family’s business encountered financial difficulties, Markwayne returned home and took over the company.
For the next three years, Markwayne and Christie worked seven days a week, making the difficult decisions necessary to get the business out of debt. Markwayne ultimately returned to college and graduated from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in 2010.
Today, Mullin Plumbing is one of the largest service companies in the region, employing over 150 Oklahomans. The business is only one of several successful companies the Mullins’ own and operate, including Mullin Environmental, Mullin Plumbing West Division, Mullin Services, Mullin Properties, and Mullin Plumbing New Construction.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, Markwayne has been a strong voice for business owners across America, and brings their perspective into the national debate on many issues that directly impact the business community. Markwayne provides the real-life experience that comes from fighting to successfully run businesses in today’s tough economic and regulatory environment. Markwayne is one of only two Native Americans currently serving in the House.
An energetic and servant-hearted individual, Markwayne is not a Washington, D.C. insider. Instead, he’s a hard-working family man who is grounded by a deep faith and his love of country.
Markwayne currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee where he sits on three subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
Determined that he would always be accessible and available to the people he represents, Markwayne has held town hall meetings in each of the 26 counties of Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District and frequently holds district-wide telephone town hall meetings.