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Who is Jack Markell? Wiki, Biography, Age, Spouse, Net Worth

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Jack Markell is a well-known celebrity from United States of America. So let’s check out Jack Markell’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details. Jack Markell was born in the Delaware in 1960.

BirthName, Nickname, and Profession

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Real Name Jack Alan Markell
Nickname Jack
Profession Politician

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Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace

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Age (2021) 61 Years
Date Of Birth November 26, 1960
Sunsign Sagittarius
Food Habits Not Available
Nationality American

Jack Alan Markell was born on November 26, 1960 in . Jack age is 61 years as of in 2021 and his birthplace is .
Currently, He is living in , and working as Politician.
By nationality, He is American, and currently, his food habit is mix vegetarian & non-vegetarian.
He also worships all the Gods and goddesses and also celebrates all the festivals.
His hobby is acting. He loves doing acting in movies and shows.

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Height, Weight, And Body Measurements

Jack’s height is Not Available tall and he looks tall when standing with his friends. Though he is a little tall as compared to his friends still he manages to maintain his weight.
His weight is around Not Available and he always exercises to maintain that. He loves to do exercises regularly and also tells others to do that.
According to Jack, you must have to do exercise regularly to stay fit. his body measurements are not available currently, but we will update them very soon.

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Jack Markell Spouse, Wife, , Personal Life

Parent Not Available
Father Not Available
Mother Not Available
Brother Not Available
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Marital Status Married
Wife Carla Smathers
Girlfriend Update Soon
Children 2

Jack’s father’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Jack Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Jack’s mother’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Jack Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Also, we have no idea about his brother and sister, and we don’t know their names either.
But we are trying hard to collect all the information about Jack and will update you soon.
his Girlfriend’s name is Not Available. They are in relation from previous few years of strong relationship. We have no information about Jack’s Girlfriend.
But we are sure that Jack is Married and his Wife’s name is Carla Smathers. Now, his relationship is perfect. We have no more information about his Wife.
Also, we have no information about his son and daughter. We can’t say their name. If you know some information, please comment below.

Jack Alan Markell Net Worth

The Jack Alan Markell Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.) $80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.) $4 million- $6 million USD

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Fast Facts You Need To Know


Following through on several campaign promises early in his term, the Governor signed energy legislation aimed to reduce Delaware’s energy consumption by 15% by 2015, updating building codes, and mandating that renewable energy be considered first when expanding supplies. Markell also creates a new recycling program, which would require both public and private waste collectors to offer curbside recycling pickups at least once every other week and provide containers. “The recycling bill was the home run of the year.” said state Senator David McBride. A new clean energy bill will require utilities to rely on clean energy for 25% of their energy. This law also promotes shared solar installations and supports smaller green-energy projects.

Facing a $139 million budget shortfall for 2015, Markell’s proposed budget included a series of targeted tax increases and spending cuts. Markell’s budget called for increases in taxes on LLC (Limited Liability Corporations) formation and the state’s minimum corporate franchise tax. In an effort to boost jobs and improve the state’s infrastructure, Markell also presented a $500 million transportation infrastructure initiative to be paid for by a 10-cent increase in the state’s gas tax.


In March 2014, Governor Markell proposed an $800 million effort to clean Delaware’s long-neglected waterways. Announcing the new initiative, Markell said, “”Somebody has to do this […] We have a fundamental responsibility, I believe, to leave the next generation cleaner water – water you can fish in, water you can swim in, not as many problems with drinking water, not as many problems with stormwater and all that flooding. … It’s just not acceptable and it’s embarrassing.” Markell proposes to pay for the new initiative through a series of loans and a small tax on water usage by homeowners, which would average around $45 a year.

Heading President Barack Obama’s call for an increase in the minimum wage, Governor Markell signed legislation increasing Delaware’s minimum wage to $8.25 an hour in March 2014. The increase boosts wages for 40,000 Delawareans, or roughly 10% of the state’s workforce.


Markell is married to Carla Smathers, with whom he has two children. On November 16, 2013, Markell and his wife performed A.R. Gurney’s play Love Letters at a fundraiser for the Delaware Theater Company in Wilmington, Delaware.

Like Markell’s first term, the slow national economic recovery left Delaware with a budget shortfall. In order to sign a constitutionally mandated balanced budget, Markell proposed a budget for fiscal year 2014 that included an extension of some 2009 revenue enhancements. While his budget extended previous tax increases, he also proposed to decrease tax rates where possible. He signed bills extending the tax rates in March 2013 and a full budget on July 1, 2013.

On May 7, 2013, Governor Markell signed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Delaware, making Delaware the eleventh state in the nation to expand marriage rights to same-sex couples. A little over one month later, Markell signed legislation banning discrimination in employment, housing, insurance, public accommodations, and public works for transgender individuals.

Not all of Markell’s proposals passed the state legislature during the 2013 session. By July 2013, Markell had signed legislation on lost or stolen firearms and universal background checks. Legislation preventing firearms from being legally sold to individuals with serious mental illness failed in the state senate, despite the NRA remaining neutral and the House passing the same legislation by a vote of 40 to 1.

In December 2013, following a lengthy investigation, special prosecutor E. Norman Veasey released a 101-page report that found that some campaign donors contributed in excess of the legal limits to several state campaigns, including Markell’s 2008 race. The report found that personal emails from Markell to several of his contributors advised them on the perimeters of the campaign laws, information that the donors later used to donate beyond the legal limit. Special prosecutor Veasey released evidence that even when presented with information from donors that would identify their ownership in a business as being beyond the allowable limit for multiple donations, Markell and his campaign accepted funds above and beyond legal limits. The information that revealed that the donors were exceeding the allowable limit, however, was provided to the Markell campaign, along with the donations, in a column on a spreadsheet that was only viewable by using “formatting features on the spreadsheet software.” Special prosecutor Veasey did not press charges against elected officials as the statute of limitations had expired and they found “no credible evidence” that Markell’s campaign had intentionally broken the law, however, multiple donors had previously pleaded guilty for their participation.


Markell won a second term on November 6, 2012, defeating Republican challenger Jeff Cragg by nearly 40 points.


The FY 2011 budget focuses on job creation and economic development, counteracted by a reduction in the number of state employees. Compared to the 2009 budget, the new budget is $50 million less and includes 1,026 fewer state positions.


In March 2010, Delaware placed first out of the 16 finalists in the federal government’s grant competition for innovative education reform, making the state eligible to receive as much as $119 million. The money received will be used to identify and better Delaware’s low-performing schools, improve the system for evaluating students, and raise the standard for and improve the quality of the state’s educators.

In 2010, when Valero announced that they were closing their Delaware City Refinery, Governor Markell aided in the negotiations with Valero, allowing PBF Energy to purchase the refinery. The refinery became operational in 2011, and Markell and PBF agreed that the company would receive economic development incentives in exchange for providing 600 full-time jobs.

In June 2010, the Governor signed into law the Business Finder’s Fee Tax Credit or “BFF”, which provides incentives for companies that bring new jobs to the state. “The BFF program will make us more effective and efficient by enlisting Delawareans across the state to search for more opportunities to create jobs,” said Markell.


According to The News Journal, Markell’s 2009 inauguration ceremony was held in the middle of the night to comply with the requirements of the state constitution that the Governor be inaugurated on the third Tuesday of January and to allow Delaware residents to enjoy the historic event that would occur later that day: the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and his vice president, Delaware’s Joseph R. Biden Jr. A traditional swearing-in ceremony was held the following day on Legislative Mall in Dover, Delaware.

Markell entered office with an unprecedented budget challenge, facing a deficit of almost $800,000,000. One of his first actions was to cut his own salary by 20%. Markell announced his plan to balance the budget in March 2009. Avoiding lay-offs, Markell’s plan included an 8% pay cut for state employees, legalization and taxation of sports betting, over $200 million worth of cuts, and revenue enhancements on such things as liquor and tobacco.

After failing to obtain an initial majority in the House of Representatives, Markell’s sports betting proposal was approved on a second vote in May 2009. Legislation legalizing sports betting was quickly approved by the Senate, and signed into law by the Governor. Initial estimates of revenue for the state from sports betting were between 50 and 60 million dollars. Current revenues estimates are lower following a decision by the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals banning single game bets.

On July 2, 2009, Markell signed legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, insurance, public accommodations and employment, ending a ten-year battle. On May 11, 2011, Markell also signed a civil union bill, which became effective on January 1, 2012.

Following the closure of the GM plant in July 2009, Markell and his team pursued Fisker Automotive. Although in competition with several other states, a deal was signed to reopen the facility after just over two months of negotiations. Fisker will invest a minimum of US$175 million in upgrading the plant. Production of hybrid sedans will begin as early as 2011 for the domestic market as well as for export through the Port of Wilmington. Fisker anticipates that the process will create approximately 2,500 jobs and contribute to Delaware’s effort to compete in the “green economy.”


After being elected by a large margin in 2008, Markell served as Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association and the National Governor’s Association, before being re-elected by an even larger margin of over 40%. This record setting margin and his overall national profile led some to believe that he wanted to seek the Democratic nomination in 2016, though he did not run. Although Markell expressed interest, he also said that he would support Joe Biden if he were to run.


On June 6, 2007, Markell officially launched his candidacy for Governor of Delaware, setting up a primary with Lieutenant Governor John Carney. Beginning in the summer of 2007, Markell released fourteen policy papers on issues ranging from energy to health care to education. Early, Markell was far behind in polls and endorsements; the Young Democrats Movement and other organizations allowed Markell to gain early momentum, but these efforts were offset by the endorsement of Carney by the Delaware Democratic Party. Markell closed in the polls slowly until election day when Carney still held a small lead.


Markell won an upset victory over Carney, with 51.2% of the vote in the Democratic primary. Against former judge William Swain Lee, who also had been the Republican nominee for governor in 2004, Markell won the general election with 67% of the vote.


In 2001, Governor Ruth Ann Minner chose Markell to chair the Information Services Task Force, which developed and implemented recommendations to modify the state’s management of information technology. In 2002, he led an effort to streamline and coordinate the procurement of goods and services while using state-of-the-art purchasing techniques. He also led the “Health Rewards” initiative, which offers Delaware state government employees comprehensive physical assessments, detailed statistics about how their health compares with their peers across the country, and recommendations about how they can improve their health.


Markell served three terms as the State Treasurer of Delaware from 1999 to 2009. After term-limited Governor Ruth Ann Minner was prevented from running for reelection, Markell announced his intention to run. He defeated Lieutenant Governor of Delaware John Carney with 51% of the vote in the Democratic primary, and defeated the Republican nominee, former Delaware Superior Court Judge William Swain Lee, with 67% of the vote in the 2008 general election, becoming Delaware’s first Jewish governor. Markell won reelection in 2012 by a margin of over 40%.


Markell was first elected State Treasurer of Delaware in 1998, unseating four-term Republican incumbent Janet C. Rzewnicki, and was re-elected in 2002 and 2006.


Markell began his business career in 1982, working as a banker at First Chicago Corporation. He then became a consultant at McKinsey & Company in 1986. Markell joined Fleet Call – later known as Nextel Communications (a name that Markell coined) – where he served as the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development from 1989 to 1995. Becoming the company’s 13th employee, Markell joined Nextel when the company was in a nascent stage; helping lead Nextel to nationwide success during the wireless telecommunications revolution of the 1990s. After leaving Nextel, Markell worked as a senior manager at Comcast Corporation from 1996 to 1998.


Jack Alan Markell (born November 26, 1960) is an American former businessman and politician who served as the 73rd governor of Delaware from 2009 to 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

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