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District #4-West Richland & Surrounding Rural Areas

Trustee Mark Platt – Secretary/Treasurer 


Mark brings electric utility, nuclear power, and construction industry experience to the Benton REA board. After serving as a nuclear trained machinist’s mate in the U.S. Submarine Service, Mark was employed as a commercial nuclear power plant operator and subsequently in a variety of consulting, technical service, and management positions in the commercial and Department of Energy nuclear industries. Mark, who has a B.A. degree in Social Science and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, was employed for fourteen years at Bechtel National, Inc. as an Engineering Supervisor on the Waste Vitrification Plant. Mark lives on Red Mountain in Benton City with his wife Ellen. They have a son, Andy, who lives in Portland. In his spare time, Mark enjoys exercising, golf, sport shooting, reading, and investing.  Mark has served on the Benton REA board for seven years.

District 4 Description

Beginning at the northwest corner of Section 34, T10N, R27E, then east to the northeast corner of Section 36, T10N, R27E, then south to the southeast corner of Section 13, T9N, R27E, then west to the southwest corner of Section 15, T9N, R27E, then north to point of beginning.

District 4 - West Richland & Surrounding Rural Areas

District 4 – West Richland & Surrounding Rural Areas

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