Meet Mark Seidl


Portrait of Mark SeidlMark Seidl grew up in Cedar Rapids from grade school through high school, graduating from Regis in 1977. He went away for college and law school at Creighton University in Omaha, then worked as an attorney and claims adjuster in Wisconsin. In 1990 he came home to marry his wife, Anne, a lifelong Linn County resident. They made their home first in Hiawatha, then Marion, and finally Cedar Rapids, settling in 1997. On the way they had a daughter, Amelia, and son, Daniel. Daniel is 17 and a student at Linn-Mar High School. Amelia, 19, is a first year student at Iowa. Mark has been active as a soccer coach and Adventure Guides leader, and has done volunteer work for the Lin-Mar Boosters and Orchestra Department. He has served on the boards of the Alzheimer's Association for East Central Iowa, and Green Square Meals, and as a youth minister at St. Pius X Parish.

Mark has practiced law for the past 13 years with his brother, Phill, and sister, Mary Chicchelly, in the firm of Seidl & Chicchelly (their father, Jerry, is of counsel). Mark is a member of the Iowa Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Iowa Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, and has been admitted to several Federal district courts and the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals. He ran in 2010 as the Democratic nominee in former State House District 37.

Mark Seidl