Mark Wyland

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Mark Wyland
Member of the California State Senate
from the 38th district
In office
December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2014
Preceded byBill Morrow
Succeeded byPatricia Bates (redistricted)
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 63rd district
In office
December 4, 2000 – December 4, 2006
Preceded byHoward Kaloogian
Succeeded byMartin Garrick
Personal details
Born (1946-10-27) October 27, 1946 (age 72)
Escondido, California
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceCarlsbad, California[1]
Alma materPomona College
Columbia University
OccupationCo-Owner, Pine Tree Lumber Company
WebsiteSenator Wyland

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


Mark 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.

Mark Wyland first began his 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. Senator Mark Wyland was reelected to the California State Senate in November, 2010.

Senator Wyland has been honored with numerous awards including Legislator of the Year by Tech America, the leading national technology trade association, for his effort to create jobs and promote the high-tech industry.

Currently, Senator Wyland serves on the Governmental Organization, Transportation, Insurance, and Business and Professions Committees. In addition, he is the ranking Republican on the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. Senator Wyland 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. [3] [4]

38th Senate District[edit]

Senate District 38 is composed of portions of Orange County and San Diego County.

North San Diego County - stretches along Interstate 5 from the horse track of Del Mar to the Marine Corps base at Camp Pendleton. Additional San Diego County cities include Bonsall, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Fairbanks Ranch, Hidden Meadows, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego (Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Valley), San Marcos, Solana Beach, and Vista.

South Orange County - cities include San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.

External links[edit]


  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. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2012-08-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-02. Retrieved 2012-08-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
California Assembly
Preceded by
Howard Kaloogian
California State Assemblyman
74th District
December 4, 2000 – December 4, 2006
Succeeded by
Martin Garrick
California Senate
Preceded by
Bill Morrow
California State Senator
38th District
December 4, 2006–present