Mark grew up and worked in two separate family businesses: one in manufacturing and the other in retail sales.Mark went on to receive two business degrees from  UCLA and USC. He is certified master planner and over the past 40 years has been very active in  the financial industry.  Mark has founded a number of financial organizations and has served as an officer of various corporations and associations.  His extensive background  brings a grounded understanding to the practical and theoretical aspects to the field of economics.  Mark was a congressional candidate in 1996.

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