A Washington native, Marc was born in the Wenatchee Valley. His mother—a Van Lith—grew up in the East Wenatchee area and his father grew up in the Wauconda area. As a result, Marc enjoyed the benefits of growing up in both Douglas and Okanogan counties.
He and his wife, Juli, met at Central Washington University and have been married 30 years. They raised their four children – Katlyn, Teagan, Jakob, and Erick – a few miles south of the Beebe Bridge, where Juli’s father—Ronald Davis—and grandfather—Erly Davis—had farmed since the early 1940’s. Together, they have owned a restaurant, served various organizations, raised goats, pigs and chickens and still own a small apple orchard in Douglas County. Marc is dedicated to his family, friends, and work; in his free time, he enjoys camping, kayaking, historical movies, reading, and taking scenic rides with his wife on his motorcycle.
Marc has always been an excellent listener and problem-solver, which speak volumes to his character of integrity and balanced approach to leadership. He deeply cares for his home, Douglas County, and has a desire to find solutions to problems that are equitable for all involved.
Want to get to know Marc better? Send him a quick email and he would be happy to meet up for coffee and learn more about what is important to you.
Marc and his wife, Juli Their kids (Jakob, Katlyn, Erick, Teagan)
A little more about Marc…
How old are you? I was born in 1968, so that makes me…49
Where is home for you and Juli? While our address is noted as Orondo, we actually live twenty miles north of Orondo; just a mile south of the Beebe Bridge.
Where did you attend college? I studied business finance and economics at Central Washington University.
Tell us a little more about your family. Well, I have been happily married for 30 years to my best friend and wife, Juli Straub (Davis). Together, we have four grown children: Katlyn – 28, Teagan – 25, Jakob – 23, and Erick – 21. I can’t forget to mention our three dogs (Jessie, Charlie, and Ella) and our chickens!
What experience would you bring to the table if elected as Douglas County Commissioner – District 3? In addition to my current work as the CEO of Building North Central Washington (BNCW), I have served in several other leadership capacities including:
- Building North Central Washington, CEO, 2002 – Present
- Greater Wenatchee Regional Public Facilities District, Board Member, 2017 – Present
- Douglas County Planning Commission, Planning Commissioner, 2017 – Present
- Douglas County Republican Central Committee, PCO, 2014 – Present
- Wenatchee Valley Tech, Construction Program Advisory Committee, 2014 – Present
- Total Office Concepts, Inc., Chief Operating Officer, 1997 – 2002
…is a fiscal conservative who believes strongly that government can and must deliver essential services with an emphasis on doing so in a responsible manner that does not rely on tax increases to do so
…is a good listener who is committed to understanding complex, multifaceted issues before making decisions
…has a strong servant’s attitude and is committed to serving his fellow citizens with an always-open-door approach
…is a no-nonsense, common-sense problem solver who commits to doing his homework before acting
…is a staunch property rights advocate
…is an accomplished professional who has an ability and desire to take his wealth of knowledge and experience and share it with others in a very effective, humble and meaningful way
…wants to hear about the issues that are important to you and be YOUR voice!
Marc’s priorities are:
- Embracing economic development and managed growth for the County
- Maintaining County infrastructure responsibly and proactively
- Decreasing regulatory burdens on farmers and small businesses
- Supporting our law enforcement and prioritizing public safety
- Tackling the affordable housing crisis
- Fostering an atmosphere in Douglas County government of accountability to its citizens and always with a spirit of friendly service