Mark Don Victor Benitez Alcala is the current mayor of Lucena City, succeeding his father Roderick Alcala. Taking the helm at 26, he currently holds the record as the youngest mayor of Lucena.
Kuya Mark did not plunge into the world of local politics without exposure. He served as the Youth Ambassador of the Local Youth Development Council and worked as executive assistant for support services under the City Mayor’s Office.
During this tenure, he was recognized by the Department of Education Lucena City for his exemplary support and commendable service as trusted partner of DepEd. He was also honoured by the Lucena GPTA Federation for his full support in the “Kabalikat sa Pagsulong ng Edukalidad.”
He obtained a BS Business Management degree from De La Salle University, where he also fulfilled his basketball passion as a varsity player.
He relinquished the entrepreneur life to pursue public service. Little surprise there, since growing up for more than two decades alongside his father’s public service inspired him to carve out his own legacy.
Mayor Mark is an embodiment of the public servant of the new millennium, which is characterized by youth, optimism, assertiveness and innovation, a departure from what can only be termed as traditional politics. This spirit is captured by two words that best represent the future of this city under his term: Boom Lucena!