Mark Felderman is married to Rebecca Felderman. He has four children: Marshall (wife Emily), Samuel, William, and Regina. His hometown is Bellevue, Iowa, although he has also lived in Chariton, Emmetsburg, Cedar Rapids, Ames and Iowa City, as well as Texas and Nebraska. He earned a BS from Iowa State University, a BGS from the University of Iowa, and a MS-Ed from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.
Mark is the Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for Professional Educators of Iowa , a state-wide educators association. For 29 years Mark was a high school teacher and coach, the most recent 15 years at Chariton High School (economics, government, geography, and speech). Mark has also enjoyed part-time work as a community college instructor, public speaker, and radio broadcaster. He is active in church, Toastmasters, Foundation for Teaching Economics, Gideons, and the Faith Athletic Booster Club. He has been honored as C-SPAN National Champion Teacher, and Iowa National Guard Civilian Supporter of the Year.