Mark Gordon will be speaking on election protection & integrity. He will be facing a Dem primary in August, 2018 with Katie Hobbs, LD 24 State Senator.
“Mark Robert Gordon, an Arizona native and life-long resident, has two decades’ experience as an elections and voting rights watchdog. His national law office, headquartered in D.C., advises governments, candidates, political parties, and not-for-profits nationwide about federal issues. He has designed, run, and participated in election integrity programs for political parties, candidates, and NGOs nationwide, and has served as an Election Protection & Voting Rights attorney nationwide on federal Constitutional issues and voting rights concerns. His approach to election integrity and voting rights is nonpartisan in nature–simply aiming to ensure that the Constitutional and statutory rights of every citizen, regardless of political party, are preserved and protected.
MRG recently served as an elections specialist on the bipartisan Transition Team of newly elected Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes and helped as part of the DNC and Georgia Democratic Party’s election protection team for this past June’s Congressional runoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. MRG was a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention and is an elected Arizona State Committee Member and Precinct Committeeman from LD28 in North Central Phoenix.
MRG has served as as a strategist, advisor, attorney, and/or speechwriter to U.S. Presidential, Senate, House, gubernatorial, and state legislative candidates, and has been involved in dozens of campaigns since his days volunteering for Gary Hart’s 1984 Presidential run, a staff member for Carolyn Warner’s 1986 run for Governor, and intern,writer, and researcher for then-Congressman Morris Udall.
MRG has logged hundreds of pro bono-hours for not-for-profits, arts organizations, and civil rights/anti-discrimination matters. He has enjoyed a long entertainment career as a critically-acclaimed New York stage-and-screen actor/writer/director/producer and print model.
MRG attended Osborn School District elementary schools and Central High School in Phoenix. He went on to earn degrees from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Columbia Law School, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.”