Mark's Education Agenda
Our future depends on our students’ preparation for good jobs—whether from high school or after college. After more than 20 years growing a successful business, and service on a college board, Senator Wyland knows what is necessary for student success in a technologically advanced and competitive economy:
Mark Wyland was co-owner of a successful lumber and building materials supply business for over 20 years, during which time he created hundreds of jobs. He served during that time on his local Chamber of Commerce board and YMCA board, and served on a local school board that served 17,000 students.
Wyland served in the California Assembly from 2000 to 2006, when he was elected to the Senate, where he represented approximately one million people in north San Diego and southern Orange counties.
Senator Wyland was an acknowledged leader in the California Legislature on education, government and fiscal reform, and job creation. He authored significant legislation in these and other policy areas. He served as Vice Chairman (ranking member) for many years on the Senate Education Committee, was Chairman of the Veterans Committee (where he authored the statewide ballot measure supporting housing loans for veterans), and was a member and Vice Chair of several other committees.