Mark Reed is the 2020 candidate challenging incumbent Congressman Brad Sherman in the 30th Congressional District of California. Mark ran against Congressman Brad Sherman in 27th District in 2010. Mark had the second smallest margin in the State of California challenging an incumbent progressive Democrat. Mark is now endorsed by over a hundred national, state and local elected officials and leaders. The list includes leaders like Michael Reagan and Michael Antonovich.
He was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles, California. Born August 11, 1957, Mark is a descendant of the Mohawk and Apache tribes, mixed with German, English, Spanish and French. After graduation from El Camino Real High School in 1975, Reed studied Architectural Drafting at Pierce Jr. College from 1976-1978.
Reed, age 61, is a successful actor, small businessman, rancher and an advocate for constitutional government as specified by our Founding Fathers. After working in management positions for several years, he bought his first company at age 26 and opened a small retail store. He sold both and bought out his second company at age 32.
He has sat on the board of directors of several companies, chaired many national committees and currently sits on the board of directors of the CAB at KCET. He is the National Representative for American Indians, dealing with the national issues concerning Indians in Media and diversity contracts with the networks and studios. He has testified several times about vertical integration and consolidation of our media to the Federal Communications Commission. Reed says; “These actions by media are destroying our ability to receive un-biased reporting of what is happening today in our country.”
Reed has been actively involved in the Veterans’ efforts to save the VA Sepulveda and West Los Angeles medical centers from encroachment by private sector developers (profit and non-profit). Reed believes that Veterans land is sacred.
Reed is an avid rancher, horseman, outdoorsman, community advocate and animal lover. He enjoys freshwater and deep sea fishing, hiking and helicopter flying. He is an environmentalist and believes in the preservation of open space and wild scenic rivers.
A dedicated family man, Mark married Nina, his childhood sweetheart, August 19, 1978. They have three adult children: Son Mark, Jr. 32, Daughters Tania 31 and Jessica 29 and 10 beautiful children, our grandchildren.
Mark is now hosting a weekly internet-radio show, “The Voice of Reason”. He sits down with his co-host Ted Durden, a registered Democrat, to discuss the issues of the day, finding the many things we have in common, and to discuss the issues that we face today and coming to equitable solutions. We quite often have special guests on the show. Please tune in every Thursday at 7 PM on LATalkRadio.com.
WHY I AM RUNNING
I have fourteen important reasons for caring what happens in Congress – my wife, my three children and my ten grandchildren. My wife, Nina, and I have taught all our children to work before they play, to save before they spend. They’re resourceful, thrifty, and self-reliant. But it almost doesn’t matter. Because every time Congress bails out another bank, automaker, insurer, or mortgage lender, they pile debt on my children and grandchildren.
If you take the national debt as it now stands, and divide it equally among every man, woman, and child in the country, we each owe $64,500. That number will more than double over the next ten years. That has real-life consequences. When my ten-year-old granddaughter graduates from college, her share of the national debt is likely to be as high as $120,000.
John Adams said, “There are two ways to enslave a nation. One is by arms. The other is by debt.” I want to keep my children free. I’m running for Congress to restore fiscal discipline. I will work to cut spending, cap the budget at 18% of the GDP and work to pass a balance budget amendment. We need to continue to grow the economy which will go a long way to pay off our debt!