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Former Mayor Marks Inducted Into Florida Veterans' Hall of Fame


Governor Rick Scott and the cabinet honored the 2018 Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Class Tuesday. Among the new members is former Tallahassee Mayor John Marks who served overseas at war and later here in Tallahassee.

“If you want to know the truth I’ve got 26 years of government service, I was 4 years in united states air force, I served 10 years at the state level at the Public Service Commission, then I served 12 years as the mayor of the city of Tallahassee. Public service is in my blood I really really truly like it, or love it matter of fact,” Marks says.

Marks is one of 20 inductees in the 2018 Florida Veteran’s Hall of Fame. Their names will be placed on The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Wall of Honor located on the Plaza Level of the Capitol.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.