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Mark McFarlin
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Former candidate for
Governor of Michigan
PartyU.S. Taxpayers Party
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCentral Michigan University (1987)
Date of birthApril 3, 1964
Place of birthBay City, Michigan
ProfessionLicensed Private Investigator
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Mark McFarlin was a U.S. Taxpayers Party candidate for Governor of Michigan in the 2014 elections.[1] Mark McFarlin lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


McFarlin is a licensed private investigator with the Central Bureau of Investigation.[2]


  • B.S., sociology and psychology - Central Michigan University (1987)[2]



See also: Michigan gubernatorial election, 2014

McFarlin ran for Governor of Michigan in 2014. McFarlin filed as a candidate for the U.S. Taxpayers Party.[3] He faced incumbent Rick Snyder (R), Mark Schauer (D), Mary Buzuma (L) and Paul Homeniuk (G) in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Snyder/Brian Calley Incumbent 50.9% 1,607,399
     Democratic Mark Schauer/Lisa Brown 46.9% 1,479,057
     Libertarian Mary Buzuma/Scott Boman 1.1% 35,723
     U.S. Taxpayers Mark McFarlin/Richard Mendoza 0.6% 19,368
     Green Paul Homeniuk/Candace R. Caveny 0.5% 14,934
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0% 50
Total Votes 3,156,531
Election Results via Michigan Department of State.


According to McFarlin's campaign website, McFarlin focused on the following issues:[2]

  • Job creation
  • Crime and public safety
  • Law abiding citizens right to bear arms
  • Random drug screening for all elected state officials and employees
  • Abolishing the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to lower auto insurance rates
  • Reforming taxes to benefit the working class.
  • Supporting Pro-life with the exception of incest, rape, and health of mother.
  • Supporting the current Michigan marriage statute that states "Marriage is inherently a unique relationship between a man and a woman."
  • Protecting Michigan's working class

Birther Comments

McFarlin revealed in an interview that he does not believe President Barack Obama is a citizen of the United States and did not vote for him, instead choosing to vote for Republican opponent Mitt Romney. As a private investigator, McFarlin believes the document issued by the White House to prove President Obama's citizenship was suspect. McFarlin claims the term “African-American” appears on the line for race on the birth certificate and that at the time of President Obama's birth, the term being used was “Negro.”[1]

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