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Mark Wyland

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Mark Wyland
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California State Senate District 38
In office
Term ends
December 16, 2014
Years in position 9
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms
Prior offices
California State Assembly
Bachelor'sPomona College
Master'sColumbia University
Place of birthEscondido, CA
Office website
Mark Wyland (b. October 27, 1946) is a Republican member of the California State Senate, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Prior to his election to the state senate, Wyland was a member of the California State Assembly from 2000-2006 and served on the Board of Education of the Escondido Union School Board.


Wyland has a B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College and an M.A. in Political Science from Columbia University. He is a co-owner of the Pine Tree Lumber Company.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wyland served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Budget and Fiscal Review
Business, Professions, and Economic Development
Education, Vice-chair
Labor and Industrial Relations, Vice-chair
Transportation and Housing
Emergency Management


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wyland served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wyland served on these committees:


Policy Positions


See also: Redistricting in California and California Proposition 40, Referendum on the State Senate Redistricting Plan (2012)

In August 2011, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission completed the new Congressional and state legislative maps for the 2012-2020 elections. A referendum began in August 2011 to repeal the Senate map. Supporters have until November 13, 2011 to collect the 504,760 signatures that are required to qualify the measure for the ballot. Among the drive supporters are former Governor Pete Wilson and State Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton.[1] Five other GOP senators immediately contributed more than $5,000 to the referendum group FAIR:[2]

Split legislative sessions

Wyland is the sponsor of SCA 2, a proposal to split the legislative sessions of the California State Legislature so that one year of the two-year legislative session is devoted to the state's budget and the other year is devoted to considering new legislation. In support of it, he says, "The dirty little secret is we can't really examine the legislation we get."[4]

Legislative scorecards

Capitol Weekly

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score. [5],[6]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Wyland ranked as a 17. [7]



See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Wyland won re-election to the 38th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Democrat Gila Jones and Libertarian Kristi Stone in the November 2 general election.[8]

California State Senate, District 38 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Wyland (R) 169,769
Gila Jones (D) 96,884
Kristi Stone (D) 15,185


In 2006 Wyland was elected to the California State Senate, District 38. He finished with 162,046 votes while his opponent Brian Klea finished with 55,964 votes.[9] Wyland raised $618,932 for his campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 38
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Wyland (R) 162,046
Brian Klea (D) 55,964

Campaign donors


In 2010, Wyland raised $574,891 in contributions. [10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Association Of Realtors $15,600
AT&T $13,100
California Medical Association $9,600
Farmers Insurance Group $9,300


Senator Wyland speaks at a journalist's roundtable

In 2006 Wyland raised $618,932 in campaign donations. He contributed $100,000 personally and his other top four donors are listed below.[11]

Donor Amount
AT&T $11,050
California Association of Realtors $6,700
California Medical Association $6,700
California Dental Association $6,700

38th district profile

California Senate District 38 includes San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano in Orange County. In San Diego County, it includes Bonsall, Camp Pendleton, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Fairbanks Ranch, Hidden Meadows, Lake San Marcos, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Vista and six percent of the residents of San Diego.[12]

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