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April 4, 2017 — Local Elections

City of GlendaleCandidate for City Council

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Mark MacCarley

Retired Army General, now small businessman, local lawyer, and involved member of the Glendale community.
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Stop overdevelopment. Rewrite the City General Plan consistent with Community Input.
  • Provide real solutions to traffic gridlock. Thoroughly integrate public transpiration into the traffic gridlock solution. Construct tram/trolley down Brand Boulevard.
  • Keep the City of Glendale fiscally solvent so it can continue to provide quality services, to include police and fire



Lifelong District resident and Army Veteran, Major General (Retired) Mark MacCarley, has decided to run for a seat on the Glendale City Council, the governing board for this diverse City of over 200,000 residents.


Growing up in Glendale, he graduated from Bellarmine-Jefferson High School and went on to Glendale College, California State University at Northridge, the University of Massachusetts, and Loyola University where he earned his law degree.  Among his other career commitments, he has previously taught at Glendale College for over 10 years as an Adjunct Professor of Law and Real Estate.


He went on to raise a family and run several businesses and a law firm in Glendale.  As a business leader he focused on the needs of the working people of this District by providing employment and helping - especially young men and women Veterans - to compete successfully in a high tech and competitive economy.


Always a champion of small business and the men and women who own or are employed by these businesses, he was the founder and officer of the Verdugo Economic Council, committed to helping Glendale to respond to the departure of big-name employers from the City over the last several years and the consequent loss of jobs and decent likelihoods for thousands of Glendale residents.  An advocate for “at risk youth” and for expanded mental health services, he has served as director of Bridge-Away Across Drug Rehabilitation Center, Glendale’s Family Service Center and the Verdugo Mental Health Association.  He is a member of the Board of Glendale Arts Foundation.


A man who believes that actions speak louder than words, he joined the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department soon after law school and continues to work as a reserve patrol deputy and narcotics detective, putting violent criminals and drug dealers behind bars, once and for all.  He spent ten years with the Sheriff’s Montrose Search and Rescue Team, responding immediately to the natural and manmade disasters that have sometimes ravaged our City and saving hundreds of lives.  


A member of the Los Angeles/Burbank Red Cross Board and several local service clubs, including the Exchange Club and the Glendale Kiwanis Club, he has devoted hundreds of hours to lending a helping hand to others in real need.  An Army Veteran, he is a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Jewish War Veterans, and the founder of the Veterans Mentoring Project at Glendale College, which helps returning Student Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan to transition to civilian life and productive careers.


Like many others, 9/11 was a life-changing event for Mark MacCarley.  A reserve Army Officer in 2001, he was soon called back to Active Service, thereafter serving almost 11 years in duty stations around the world, to include Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan during the height of those conflicts.  He retired from the Army this last January as a Major General and returned to his home in Glendale, to his family and to his many friends, here.


To MacCarley, election to the Glendale City Council is all about continued service to the young, old, first generation, and the lifelong residents who call this City their home.  It is not about making a career out of politics.  It’s about keeping Glendale s special and positive place to live – a place where “Big Box” luxury apartments, so expensive that working people cannot afford to rent them don’t dominate our streets; where people can feel safe walking anywhere in Glendale; where government fees do not choke out the small business owners; and where young people can attend our great schools, grow up here, get a decent job, buy a home in Glendale, and enjoy their retirement in dignity.


Vote MacCarley for Glendale City Council – 2017.


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Common sense coupled with a spirit of innovation, compassion, decisiveness, integrity and transparency, selfless service

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