About Mark Marcoplos
I am running for Orange County Commissioner in the Democratic primary for an at-large seat.
My decades of experience with county issues, my forty-plus years living in Orange County beginning in 1971 when I came to attend UNC, and my service on key county boards (Orange County Economic Development Commission, Orange County Planning Board, and currently the Orange County Housing Authority) and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority, including two terms as Chair, have prepared me to represent the diverse communities that share our county.
The challenges we face are unprecedented. The State Legislature continues to undermine our local control, cripple our public schools, threaten our environmental health, and over-burden poor and working people in our county.
It will take creative and pro-active leadership, informed by an understanding of local history, to ensure that we address these challenges while retaining the basic values that have always guided us – support for high-quality education, protection of the environment, sustainable economic development, and taking care of our neighbors who are in need.