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 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 completed his12th year as an elected member of a school board in December of 2012. He also served as a co-chair with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Education Reform Coalition.
Mark has often been called on by radio & television to offer his perspective on the issues of the day. He has also been asked, on many occasions over the years, to serve as a surrogate speaker & debater at universities and on television and radio.
Mark served politically in the following ways:
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