Mark Reed

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Mark Reed
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 30
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolEl Camino Real High School, 1975
BirthdayAugust 11, 1957
Place of birthLos Angeles, CA
Campaign website
Mark Reed (b. August 11, 1957, in Los Angeles, CA) is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 30th Congressional District of California.[1]

Reed sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 30th Congressional District of California in 2012 as well.


Reed studied Architectural Drafting at Pierce Jr. College from 1976 to 1978. He has worked as an actor, small businessman, rancher and an advocate for constitutional government.[2]


Campaign themes


Reed's campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "I’m a free enterprise advocate. I will push for legislation that will lower taxes and stimulate and encourage economic growth. I firmly believe that raising taxes stifles growth, weakens the economy, and will put more people out of work."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "I believe we urgently need health care reform and everyone should have access to quality healthcare. However, I’m opposed to the recent health care bill that was recently signed into law. I agree with many of the anticipated results of the legislation. But can we afford them as currently written?"
  • Second Amendment and Gun Ownership
Excerpt: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. What could be clearer? The 2nd Amendment needs to be fully restored to reflect the original intent of our Founding Fathers. It is the individual right to bear arms."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Our strength as a nation has been built on the immigrant experience in America. I welcome legal immigration to this country. However, we are a nation of laws. As such, government should not adopt policies that encourage illegal immigration, a violation of our laws. "
  • Energy and Environment
Excerpt: "I support common-sense environment policy that will help reduce pollution and preserve our precious open spaces. If we do not act now, future generations will have to clean up the mess we are creating. In order to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, we need to abolish the Department of Energy, and drill in this country where we can."



See also: California's 30th Congressional District elections, 2014

Reed is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 30th District. Reed and incumbent Brad Sherman (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Marc Litchman (D), Pablo Kleinman (R) and Mike Powelson (G). They will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, California District 30 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Sherman Incumbent 58% 40,787
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Reed 20.1% 14,129
     Republican Pablo Kleinman 12.5% 8,808
     Democratic Marc Litchman 6% 4,251
     Green Michael Powelson 3.3% 2,352
Total Votes 70,327
Source: California Secretary of State


See also: California's 30th Congressional District elections, 2012

Reed ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 30th District. He was defeated in the open primary on June 5, 2012.[5][6]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Reed's reports.

Mark Reed (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 27, 2014$0$421$(1,689)$-1,267
Pre-Primary[8]May 23, 2014$-1,267$2,837$(1,600)$1,237
July Quarterly[9]July 17, 2014$1,237$3,241$(552)$3,927
Running totals


Reed and his wife, Nina, have three adult children.[2]

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