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Meet Mark Smith

Mark is a strong conservative and successful small businessman who was born and raised in the Lowcountry.  He is past-president of the East Cooper Republican Club and has been a tireless proponent of reform and accountability.


Mark and his wife of 25 years, Elayne, are parents to three college-aged sons Parker, Avery, and Domenic. He is a former Mt. Pleasant Town Councilman and they live on Daniel Island.

Mark is the Owner and President of McAlister-Smith Funeral Homes, Avinger Funeral Home, and Palmetto Cremation Society, which have six locations in Charleston, Berkeley and Orangeburg Counties and manages a staff of over 30 employees. He also serves as Chairman of the S.C. Advisory Council on Aging.


Mark additionally serves as chairman of the Roper St. Francis Mt. Pleasant Hospital Board of Directors and is a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston.


The Smiths attend St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church on Daniel Island.

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