Mark M. Herd for Los Angeles City Council
MARK M HERD is a native of Los Angeles and a descendant of one of the founding families of Encino. He has both a Jewish mom and Daniel Boone in his family tree. In particular, he has a stake in the 5th District, its prestige and its quality of life. He has lived most of his life in Westwood and has a background in political solutions spanning twelve years and twenty states. Mark was a congressional candidate for the 33rd District in California in 2014 and the founder of what became the leading Neighborhood Council (Westwood) in Los Angeles in 2010.
Mark has extensive experience in sales and marketing in the electronics, automobile, and security industries. He is a frequent speaker at sales meetings, conventions, political events, city council and town hall meetings.
Mark speaks passionately for many causes and has run for office. In 2013 he ran for the Los Angeles City Council winning 26% of the vote. He has been elected to both the Westwood Neighborhood Council and the Westwood Homeowners Association board of directors. Mark created MARK HERD POLITICAL SOLUTIONS in 2012 assisting candidates and causes in over 20 states.
L.A. City Council District 5 Native
Grew up in Westwood
Attended Fairburn Elementary, Emerson Jr. High, Harvard-Westlake School and University High School.
Holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in Economics
Westwood Neighborhood Council - Organizer (#1 Neighborhood Council first year, 2010)
Westwood Neighborhood Council Board member 2010 - 2014
Westwood Neighborhood Council - Land Use Committee Member 2010 - 2014
Westwood Homeowners Association Board member - 2009
Park Ashton Homeowners Association President 2004 - 2008 - 2010 - 2012
Candidate for Los Angeles City Council - 2013 (26% of the vote)
Libertarian Candidate for US Congress 33rd - 2014
Libertarian Candidate for US Senate - 2016
Libertarian Party of CA Executive Committee - 2018
West Los Angeles Libertarian Party Chair - 2019
In 2014 Herd represented the Libertarian party as their nominee for Congress 33rd vs Ted Lieu, Wendy Gruel, Marianne Williamson and Elan Carr
Integrity - Transparency - Experience
Herds "Housing First" plan will solve the homeless crisis in Los Angeles in less than 5 yrs.
HHH funds would be reallocated for mental and rehab services Prefab homes on county lands that cost under 10k to build could be used to provide shelter.
Herd is fiscally conservative and was endorsed by the California Taxpayers Association
Herd has always been a strong advocate for lower taxes and reducing government redtape
Herd has advocated for the ending of AB5
Herd supports the teamsters, writers, Uber and others in opposition of ab5
In the 2017 CD5 race Herd was the only candidate who stood up for Measure s and specific plans.
Herd has experience dealing with high rise developers and their projects impacts on the community Herd has solutions that promote public health, end friday gridlock, and reduce pollution
Herds "Non taxpayer revenue stream"
solutions don't raise taxes, they lower them
Jan 15, 2019
Fiscally Conservative - Socially Liberal @voteherd JAN 15
The LA City Council is one of the highest and overpaid councils in the nation, about 180k per year. If elected I would cut that down to 120k per year and if the rest of the council doesn't want to go along I'll just give my 60k back to the city anyway. @PaulKoretzCD5 @jessecreed
Jan 22, 2019
Fiscally Conservative - Socially Liberal @voteherd Jan 22
HR 24, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2019, was submitted by Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie. The bill calls for a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve Banks by the Comptroller General. I support it!
May 6, 2019
The state of New York has a right to shelter literally in its state constitution, dating back to the Great Depression. California does not. My plan, prefab ($10K) homes on county lands is cheaper than ($450k) cots in Venice & downtown. Time to get REAL with HHH funds!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
The L.A. Times on campaign consultant Mark Matthew Herd:
"well versed on the issues that matter to residents of the district, which stretches from Westwood to Beverly Hills and across to the Hollywood Hills, and from Encino to just south of the Santa Monica Freeway" - "has a sensible vision for dealing with local development, arguing for limited growth that balances the economic interests of neighborhoods — i.e., keeping and creating jobs — with the need to control traffic." Los Angeles Times (2/14/13)