Commentator - Television/Radio/Debates
Mark is aware that when one involves themselves and takes a stand you risk upsetting and alienating others. But he strongly believes that if you don't stand for something you risk falling for anything. Mark believes that we are a healthier nation, a healthier people when we engage in debate on the important issues of the day. He believes, however, that for the debate to be useful and productive it must be OPEN, HONEST, CIVIL & RESPECTFUL. You may disagree with Mark's positions but you can't say he was anything but OPEN, HONEST, CIVIL & RESPECTFUL.
Mark has been asked many times to involve himself in community efforts. He has been in many debates and has advocated on television and radio for the needs of his and other local communities. Mark has moderated town hall forums on subjects from tax reform to immigration.
Mark believes very strongly in the words of Edmund Burke "All that is required for the triumph of evil is for good men (people) to do nothing." Therefore, Mark from a very early age, has involved himself in the affairs of State. He ran for the California State Assembly in 1998. He lost and then ran for a Planning Board and a school board. He won both of those elections and served 12 years, most as Chairman, of a Planning Board. He is in his 12th year as an elected member of a school board. He also served as a co-chair with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Education Reform Coalition. Below are a few of Mark's political television appearances: