California Board of Equalization Member District 2

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    Mark Burns
    (Rep)

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    Malia Cohen
    (Dem)

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What changes in California's tax law should the board pursue?

Age 58
Birthplace (city) San Jose
Residence (city) Cupertino
Campaign telephone (408) 777-9997
Campaign email mark@markburns.com
Education Attended Santa Clara University and CSU San Jose.
Experience Member and past chair, Silicon Valley Association of Realtors Political Action Committee; current chair, Citizens Oversight Committee for CUSD bond measures; past president, Cupertino Chamber of Commerce; Silicon Valley Realtor, 32 years.
The passage and implementation of the pending ballot measure regarding transportability of property tax bases. The preservation of Prop 13 and the defeat of measures that would enact a split roll valuation between residential and commercial property.
Age 41
Birthplace (city) San Francisco
Residence (city) San Francisco
Campaign telephone (415) 769-6285
Campaign email lia@electmalia.org
Education Master's of public policy and management, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008; bachelor's degree, political science, Fisk University, 2000.
Experience Member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors; chair, San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee; Board of Directors, CSAC; member, SFERS; fiduciary member, SFCTA; member, Joint Powers Board (Caltrans); member, ABAG.
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I will lead the Board of Equalization in pursuing essential changes to California’s tax laws, which prioritize the needs of working Californians and promote public health. I will be a fearless advocate for all Californians, not special interests.