Photo of Mark McGinn Candidate for Dana Point City Council District 2 in 2018
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Dana Point Election Issues

Public Safety

Unlicensed Sober
Living Homes 


Fiscal Reponsibility

Mark is fighting to create a Dana Point that works for all of Dana Point, not just for the same wealthy donors who have been controlling the City Council for years. That's why he's taking $0 from corporations and lobbyists and is relying on neighbors, friends and Dana Point residents to power his grassroots campaign. Please donate anything you can.

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Fullerton, CA 92835

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Photo of Mark McGinn Candidate for Dana Point City Council District 2 in 2018

Mark McGinn
for Dana Point City Council

I am an Engineering Sales Manager for an energy solutions firm. With over 25 years’ experience leading large, cross-functional teams, I have managed $100 million businesses and delivered environmentally sustainable projects to Fortune 500 companies. I am originally from Philadelphia. I earned a BA from LaSalle University and an MBA from Rosemont College.

I always look to ask the right questions and understand root causes. My real passion comes from working collaboratively with stakeholders to create unique answers to unusual problems. My most successful projects employed engineering, finance, technology, and analytics to provide environmentally friendly designs.

I feel passionately about enabling neighborhood watch groups to stem our growing crime rate. Reversing the proliferation of unlicensed sober living homes and solving the growing homelessness population are key issues. Finally, correcting the city’s finances from deficit to surplus is also key to enriching our beautiful city.

My wife Annette is a book editor. We have been married for 30 years. We have 27-year-old twins, Gabrielle and Alec. Gabrielle is a law student at Loyola, and Alec is a second-year ob/gyn resident at UCLA. I enjoy running, especially in the Dana Point Turkey Trot, playing guitar, and singing.

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Mark McGinn for Dana Point City Council District 2 logo

I will advocate for closer community ties to law enforcement through supporting active neighborhood watch groups, encouraging neighborhood block captains and advocating for community policing and enhanced police presence in higher crime areas.

In order to protect vulnerable addicts as well as the residential nature of our neighborhoods, I will support ordinances designed to appropriately regulate rehab facilities and discourage over-proliferation.

I will support business licenses for all residential rehabilitation facilities so that all are known to authorities and subject to appropriate oversight.

Dana Point residents deserve representatives who listen to them and address their concerns. I pledge to represent the people of District 2, and also every resident of Dana Point, encouraging open, transparent communication and exchange of information.

City council has a responsibility to provide oversight on an ongoing basis and monitor government spending to ensure city services are cost effective and efficient. City Council is entrusted with millions of dollars of taxpayer funds. It’s our job to spend wisely while maintaining prudent reserves and encouraging annual surpluses, which may be set aside for future projects that enhance residents’ quality of life in Dana Point. The fiscal health of our city is one of Council’s primary responsibilities, and I will take this very seriously.

Neighboring communities can work together and share best practices to find innovative and comprehensive solutions to the growing number of homeless on our streets. I will support private, nonprofit and public resolutions to protect the health and safety of homeless individuals and encourage their return to self-sufficiency whenever possible. At the same time, I also support all measures aimed at protecting the health and welfare of Dana Point citizens and reducing nuisances that affect the quality of residents’ lives and of our community while we work earnestly to end homelessness on our streets.