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Mark Meckler - Participant

Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He started his career and practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade.  For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law.  

He’s owned a variety of businesses from manufacturing to food service, and has served legal clients across many industries.  Prior to helping launch the tea party movement, Mark was not politically active. He’s registered as an "independent" voter and has been for the last ten years.  Mark is the Co-Founder and former National Coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots.  He left the organization in February 2009 and founded Citizens for Self -Governance to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide.   

Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC.  He's highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and The Hill

Mark writes a weekly column for Rasmussen Reports and blogs at When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.



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