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Mark Wyland

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Mark Wyland
Wyland in 2012
Member of the California State Senate
from the 38th district
In office
December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2014
Preceded byBill Morrow
Succeeded byJoel Anderson (redistricted)
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 74th district
In office
December 4, 2000 – November 30, 2006
Preceded byHoward Kaloogian
Succeeded byMartin Garrick
Personal details
Born (1946-10-27) October 27, 1946 (age 77)
Escondido, California
Political partyRepublican
Residence(s)Carlsbad, California[1]
Alma materPomona College
Columbia University
OccupationCo-owner, Pine Tree Lumber Company
WebsiteSenator Wyland

Mark Bryan Wyland (October 27, 1946) is a U.S. Republican politician from the state of California, who represented the 38th District in the California State Senate.



Wyland grew up in the city of Escondido. As a Fulbright Scholar, he earned a B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College, where he is a current trustee,[2] and an M.A. in political science from Columbia University. After briefly working for the city of New York, he returned to Escondido and worked at Pine Tree Lumber Company, his family’s lumber and building materials business, where he worked his way up and eventually became a co-owner.

Wyland began his first government service by sitting on the Escondido Union School District Board from 1997 to 2000. In 2000, he was elected to the California State Assembly to represent the 74th Assembly District. In 2006 he was elected to the 38th Senate District California State Senate. He was reelected to the California State Senate in November 2010.[3]

Wyland served on the Governmental Organization, Transportation, Insurance, and Business and Professions Committees. He is the ranking Republican on the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. He is also a member of the state's Little Hoover Commission, which makes recommendations on government reform proposals, and the State Allocation Board, which allocates and oversees bond funding for school construction.[4][5]



  1. ^ "Wyland to Lawmakers: After Budget, Don't Go Back to "Bill Factory"". California State Senate Republican Caucus. March 18, 2011. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "Pomona College Board of Trustees". Pomona College. June 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Mark Wyland (R) - District 38 | California State Senate Archive". archive.senate.ca.gov. Retrieved 2023-02-05.
  4. ^ "Biography - CA State Senator Mark Wyland". Archived from the original on 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  5. ^ "Biography". Archived from the original on 2012-06-02. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
California Assembly
Preceded by California State Assemblyman
74th District
December 4, 2000 – December 4, 2006
Succeeded by
California Senate
Preceded by California State Senator
38th District
December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2014
Succeeded by