With his personable, authentic relational style and his remarkable depth in policy and politics, lobbyist Mark MacDonald has quickly established himself as a clear favorite of legislative staff, lawmakers and clients alike.
You would never hear that coming from Mark, however.
Mark’s rare blend of humility and interest in others multiplied by his intense drive to move forward on behalf of his clients results in exponential outcomes for McCallum Group. Steady and dedicated, Mark perseveres in the face of opposition and is both creative and innovative with every shift of circumstance—valuable skills, especially when dealing with a term-limited legislature. He is known for his in-depth analysis of critical legislative issues and the definitive strategic action he takes on behalf of our clients as a result.
Time spent in the classroom fuels Mark’s interest in advocating for education. Prior to his work with McCallum Group, Mark taught sixth grade at a school in Citrus Heights, California for three years. He was the student council moderator at the school and received the Teacher of Year award in his final year of teaching there.
Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Mark was a high school All-American in water polo at Jesuit High School and went on to play water polo at UC Berkeley. He received his Master of Arts degree in Government from California State University Sacramento and graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
“At McCallum Group we always have our ear to the ground regarding issues affecting our clients. It’s very stimulating to utilize our knowledge of those issues to develop public policy. As a result, I really enjoy the work we do and the people we work with.”
—Mark MacDonald, Legislative Advocate,