Washington, D.C. April 4, 2014 — Mercury is pleased to announce seasoned attorney and political advisorhas joined the firm in an Of Counsel role. Baker joins Mercury D.C. Co-Chairman , former U.S. Congressman (R-MT) in expanding the firm’s national footprint in the Northwest region.
“Mark is a critical addition to the firm, with impressive experience in both national and Montana politics,” said, Partner at Mercury. “We are proud of Mercury’s continued success in recruiting top talent as we expand our national network to best serve key regions across the U.S.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at Mercury,” Baker said. “The firm is widely respected among Washington’s opinion leaders, and will afford me the opportunity to consult on a variety of industries and issue areas on a dual national-regional scale.”
Mr. Baker, a retired officer for the U.S. Air Force, currently serves as a Managing Partner in the law firm of Anderson, Baker & Swanson, PLLC, located in Helena, Montana. Baker sits on the board of the Mountain States Legal Foundation. For the past 15 years, he has also served in a counsel role to Denny Miller Associates.
Active in Republican politics in Montana and nationally for the past 25 years, Baker serves on the National Finance Committee for the Republican National Congressional Committee. Additionally, Baker served as a member of the National Finance Committee for the Romney for President campaign in 2008 and 2012. He was also chairman of the Montana Delegation to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
At the state level, Baker most recently served as Montana State Finance Chairman. He remains active in civic affairs, serving on the boards of the Montana Taxpayers Association, the Treasure State Resource Industry Association and the Congressional Military Academy Review Board for Congressman Steve Daines (R-MT).
Baker resides in Helena, Montana with his wife, Jennifer, and their youngest daughter, Jaci. They have three other grown children: Danielle Vert, of Hollywood, CA; Sarah Page, of Great Falls, MT; and their son, Gary Vert, of Helena, MT.
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