"For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future."
— John F. Kennedy
Mark Riffenburg is a dynamic young candidate who is enthusiastic about dealing with Holyoke’s challenges head on. Born and raised in Holyoke, there’s no other place he’d rather call home. Mark attended Blessed Sacrament School, and Holyoke High School. He currently attends Holyoke Community College majoring in American Studies while working Security at the Holyoke Mall. Mark is dedicated to making Holyoke a greener, safer place, and believes that every child in Holyoke has the right to a top of the line education. He is a strong proponent of downtown revitalization, and finding new sources of revenue to help alleviate the tax burden on Holyokers across the board. Mark believes it is important for Holyokers of all backgrounds and of all opinions to work together to guarantee the next generation a better place to live.