"I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures."
"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."
“Let others say what they will of the efficacy of prayer, I believe in it, and I shall pray. Thank God! Yes, I shall always pray."
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step."
"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
Born in Michigan, named after the 2nd listed but actual 1st Gospel author, a Son of America, Mark's interest in politics began at an early age, as he sent a speech to the White House while in the 5th grade, and received plaudits from one of Lyndon Johnson's aides. Mark served in the United States Marines from 1972 - 1974 (active duty), and rose to the rank of Corporal (E-4). As a former candidate for office, Mark won his first political victories in Alaska primaries for the U.S. House of Representatives (2000 & 2002), and has since gained wide political recognition in the Northwest, garnering over 150,000 unique votes over the years throughout the length and breadth of Washington and Alaska.
Mark's academic prowess includes a degree from a Minnesota college, numerous political articles as displayed on his various blogs, written poetry and plays, and a well-versed statesman who has visited the continents of Asia and Europe, including several countries, and the ancient cities of Athens and Rome.
Today, Mark wants to serve as your voice in Olympia; a fighter for the little guy, the commoner, the dispossessed, while trying to bring a working-class ethos to the halls of the Capitol. Unlike his opponent, the incumbent Kristine Reeves, Mark gets no campaign cash from corporations or big shots.
We all do our part to serve God, family and country, as what we do in life, echoes in eternity.
Thought of the Moment (April 24, 2018): Thank God that I'm with the Party of Lincoln, as some of my 19th century ancestors were, and thanks to Candace Owens for standing up for her beliefs and showing with clarity that no ethnic group is a monolith.
"There is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem."
Booker T. Washington
"Trust, but verify."
Foreword: The truth-challenged so-called journalists that write for the Federal Way Mirror, Bob Roegner & "Mr. Anonymous," will likely, over the course of the next several months, try to impugn anyone who is not a professional politician with name calling, even if that candidate has made politics an important part of their life. Roegner has already proved himself to be practically a part of Kristine Reeves' campaign team (not objective at all for a journalist), and is on the Board of Directors of the snake-like, chameleon Municipal League of King County, that once, at least, qualified Mark Greene for the King County Council.
The following is a list of all of the offices that Mark Greene has been on the ballot for. Mark looks at this list with pride, not with his head down, because to try to do something well in any endeavor, is the first step to success. There is no quota in the amount of times that we can try to improve our nation.
The election history of Mark Greene, chairman of the Revived Citizens Party, also known as the Party of Commons:
1976 - Michigan House of Representatives Primary (6th District - at that time, NW Detroit): L - 12%
1985 - Minneapolis City Council (10th Ward):
L - 12%
1986 - U.S. House of Representatives, Minnesota 5th: L - 1.4%
2000 - U.S. House of Representatives Primary, Alaska: W - 32%
2000 - U.S. House of Representatives, Alaska: L - 17%
2002 - U.S. House of Representatives Primary, Alaska: W - 65%
2002 - U.S. House of Representatives, Alaska: L - 17%
2004 - U.S. House of Representatives Primary, Washington 9th: L - 47%*
2007 - Newcastle, WA City Council Primary:
L - 6%
2008 - Washington Secretary of State Primary: L - 2%
2009 - King County, WA Council Primary (9th Council District): L - 8%
2011 - King County, WA Director of Elections:
L - 22%
2012 - Washington Lieutenant Governor Primary: L - 3.4%
2013 - Newcastle, WA City Council: L - 17%
2014 - U.S. House of Representatives Primary, Washington 9th: L - 3%
2015 - Federal Way, WA City Council Primary:
L - 30% (Top 2).
2015 - Federal Way, WA City Council: L - 46%
2016 - Washington Lieutenant Governor Primary: L - 1%
2017 - Federal Way, WA Mayor Primary: L - 7%
*Disputed election re. 2004 two-candidate Republican Primary: official results were disputed, belatedly. Paul Lord, an unwitting beneficiary of probable election fraud, was proclaimed the official winner with an alleged 53% of the vote, and Mark Greene with 47%. Lord lost General Election to Adam Smith.
Note (I) - Greene's middle name is Mark, and ran under his first name, Clifford, or first and middle names, in all elections prior to 2004, or in all elections other than in Washington.
Note (II) - Elections on list are General Elections unless noted as a Primary.
Note (III) - Primaries in the years 1976, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 had 3 or more candidates. General Elections in the years 1986, 2000 and 2002 had 3 or more candidates.