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California State SenateCandidate for District 26

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Mark Matthew Herd

Community Organizer
20,534 votes (10.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • End the homeless crisis. Build 5k prefab homes on state lands instead of subsidizing developers.
  • Stop the GAS TAX and any future tax increases by adhering to fiscally conservative principles.
  • Stop the monetary rigging of elections by overturning "Citizens United" and ending gerrymandering.



Profession:Community Organizer, Activist and Consultant.
Owner, Mark Herd Political Solutions (2012–current)
Boardmember/Councilman, Westwood Neighborhood Council — Elected position (2010–2014)
Boardmember, Westwood Homeowners Association — Elected position (2009–2010)
President, Park Ashton Homeowners Association Board of Directors — Elected position (2008–2009)


University of Arizona Bachelors Degree, Economics & Political Science (1989)


MARK M HERD is a native of Los Angeles, born in Santa Monica and a descendant of one of the founding families of Encino.  He has both a Jewish mom and Daniel Boone in his family tree.  In particular, he has a stake in the 26th District, its prestige and its quality of life.  He has lived most of his life in Westwood and has a background in political solutions spanning fourteen years and twenty states.  Mark was a congressional candidate for the 33rd District in California in 2014 and the founder of what became the leading Neighborhood Council (Westwood) in Los Angeles in 2010.   Mark has extensive experience in sales and marketing in the electronics, automobile, and security industries.  He is a frequent speaker at sales meetings, conventions, political events, city council and town hall meetings.    Mark speaks passionately for many causes and has run for office.  In 2013 he ran for the Los Angeles City Council winning 26% of the vote.  He has been elected to both the Westwood Neighborhood Council and the Westwood Homeowners Association board of directors. Mark created MARK HERD POLITICAL SOLUTIONS in 2012 assisting candidates and causes in over 20 states.

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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Mark Herd is a Libertarian.  Libertarians are half Democrat and half Republican.  Herd believes in a womens right to choose, gay mariage and amnesty but he also favors lower taxes and less red tape.

Videos (3)

Mark M. Herd addresses LA City Council on recently passed legislation at City Hall.

— May 9, 2018 Mark M. Herd

Mark Herd addresses 2014 US Congress 33rd candidates and the public in Brentwood.

  • Mark M. Herd questions LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at LA CITY town hall event.

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